Vyan heads west

Vyan crosses the Caspian Sea to join the other birds on the western route.

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.

Another five tags fitted

Our team in the field fit another five tags to adult Sociable Lapwings, giving a total of nine to follow during this autumn’s migration.

Testing new capture methods

The field team from Kazakhstan tell us more about their trip to attach satellite tags in June 2015.

More tags, more data

Bringing more readers to the Amazing Journey website.

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.