Azerbaijan is an important migration stop-over for Sociable Lapwings – and this year we want to find out more.
Maysa and Tesfaya are back in Kazakhstan, Nikoo is on her way. Results are in from surveys in Pakistan.
Three tagged birds are now on the move back to their breeding grounds.
In another unexpected move, Vyan leaves Saudi Arabia and reaches Sudan.
Other than Ajaz, most of the birds have been relatively settled over the last week.
Our tagged birds are beginning to reach their wintering grounds, although the final destination of the eastern birds in particular is as yet unknown.
Nikoo reaches Sudan, while Tesfaye is in Pakistan – with the other tagged birds expected to settle in wintering grounds soon. Kiryl has gone missing.
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.