Paul Donald, Principal Conservation Scientist at the RSPB, tells us more about the autumn surveys in Turkmenistan.
Kiryl finally leaves the breeding grounds and heads off towards the Middle East and North Africa.
Sanjar’s migration takes him deep into Saudi Arabia, while the other birds on the western flyway are not far behind.
Vyan crosses the Caspian Sea to join the other birds on the western route.
Both Boris and Shirin have made it back to Kazakhstan, and are now looking for a place to settle for breeding.
Turan Çetin, working for Doğa Derneği (BirdLife Turkey), gives us a personal account of what a typical day in the field is like…
Five birds tracked in five different countries, as the western flock moves further south.
In an unexpected turn of events, Irina reappears!
The exciting start of this year’s Sociable Lapwing autumn migration sees two of our four tagged birds heading towards Turkey and the Middle East, while the others make their way down to Turkmenistan.
With Spring in the air – Boris, Irina and Ainur, the three Sociable Lapwings we fitted with satellite tags in Kazakhstan last summer, have all left their wintering areas and are now on the way back to their breeding grounds.