Nikoo first to spring into action

Nikoo is the first of our tagged birds to start her spring migration.

Five birds wintering in Sudan

In another unexpected move, Vyan leaves Saudi Arabia and reaches Sudan.

Looking for Vyan

Rob Sheldon updates us on recent fieldwork in Saudi Arabia to locate tagged Sociable Lapwings and investigate the importance of pivot fields to wintering birds.

Ajaz reaches Sudan

Ajaz joins Shirin, Nikoo and Sanjar in Sudan.

Settling in for the winter

Other than Ajaz, most of the birds have been relatively settled over the last week.

Maysa and Tesfaye both in Pakistan

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

Nikoo reaches Sudan, while Tesfaye is in Pakistan – with the other tagged birds expected to settle in wintering grounds soon. Kiryl has gone missing.

More on the Tallymerjan expedition

Paul Donald, Principal Conservation Scientist at the RSPB, tells us more about the autumn surveys in Turkmenistan.

Kiryl on the move at last

Kiryl finally leaves the breeding grounds and heads off towards the Middle East and North Africa.

Sanjar reaches Saudi Arabia

Sanjar’s migration takes him deep into Saudi Arabia, while the other birds on the western flyway are not far behind.