Abaj springs Christmas surprise

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A surprise transmission from Abaj on Thursday December 23rd alerted us that he was still alive, his transmitter was once again functioning and he was probably now wintering somewhere in the Middle East. Today we have just received the great news of a further transmission from Abaj that places him a few kilometres north of Al Qa’arah in the west of Saudi Arabia.

Where have the Sociable Lapwings that were heading west got to?

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Following the exciting news earlier this week that Raushan has now embarked on a new route south on her migration and has been tracked to a location in Northern Pakistan, we now turn our attention back to the Sociable Lapwings that are following the established westerly flyway out of Kazakhstan.

Abaj – 3rd Update

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A strong transmission from Abaj at 15:38 on August 28th indicated that he had moved north west by about 100 kilometres. He was still very close to his breeding grounds up until at least the night of August 25th but on August 28th several signals received showed he had moved some just north of the village of Marinovskiy.

A weaker signal still requiring verification transmitted on August 31st places Abaj now a further 60 kilometres north west near the village of Zaporozhskoye.

Abaj – 2nd Update

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Despite expectations that Abaj would have embarked on his migration by now, our most recent signal logged at 01:04 on August 18th confirmed he is still currently close to his breeding grounds a few kilometers East of Lake Tengiz in Central Kazakhstan.