Alia is an adult female Sociable Lapwing tagged in May 2010 at Birlik in Central Kazakhstan. Her name in Kazakh means ‘chosen one’ and she became a bit of a film star.

You can watch a video of Alia having her satellite tag fitted here.

In order to help our scientists spot her in a large flock during migration she was colour ringed. Her colour ring combination is blue over yellow on her left leg and green over blue on her right leg.

Alia’s satellite tag number is 055021.

Alia’s amazing journey was indicated by a green pin on the main Follow the Flock map but she is no longer transmitting.