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Western birds reach Turkey, with eastern birds at the Uzbek/Turkmen border

With two birds on the Uzbek/Turkmen border, two reaching Turkey, and four en route, new information is coming in every day to add to our knowledge of Sociable Lapwings.

Kiryl is a late starter, and is Vyan having a change of heart?

Kiryl has still not made a move from the breeding grounds near Zhanteke, but is alive and well, with three satellite tag readings yesterday (20th September) as he moves around. Meanwhile, Maysa has joined Tesfaye on the Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan border, where for the last few years tagged birds have staged before attempting to cross the mountains of […]

Three going east, five going west…and one reluctant to travel

Eight of the nine tagged birds are on the move.

Meet the new birds

Meet the birds that were tagged during summer 2015 and who are about to start their Amazing Journey.

Finding somewhere to settle down

Boris and Shirin move on, looking for the best place to settle down for breeding.

Boris and Shirin are back in Kazakhstan

Both Boris and Shirin have made it back to Kazakhstan, and are now looking for a place to settle for breeding.

Heading north

Shirin reaches Azerbaijan on her journey back to the breeding grounds.

Hanna is on the move again

As Sociable Lapwings start travelling north in their spring migration, Hanna is the first tagged bird to make a move.

A day in pursuit of Sociable Lapwings on the steppes of Şanlıurfa, Turkey

Turan Çetin, working for Doğa Derneği (BirdLife Turkey), gives us a personal account of what a typical day in the field is like…

Settling down for the winter

After their long and amazing journeys, our tagged Sociable Lapwings settle down for the winter months.