The start of the Sociable Lapwings’ autumn migration in 2010 appears to be slightly later than in the previous years we’ve been monitoring them. However, we still don’t know a great deal about the timing of their migrations so this is probably quite normal.
Unlike most of the birds we’ve tagged in central Kazakhstan our tagged birds in the east are now on the move.
Our most recent signal from Raushan, logged at 00:17 on August 24th, confirmed she has departed her breeding grounds near Kanterlau in Eastern Kazakhstan and has travelled about 450 km. in a north westerly direction.