Tag Archives: Turkmenistan

Reports from the field in Central Asia

Following up on last year’s discovery that possibly a third of the global population pass through the Tallymerjan area, two teams of field surveyors make a return visit.

Maysa joins Tesfaye at Tallymerjan

Nikoo reaches Turkey, while Maysa joins Tesfaye at Tallymerjan.

Southern migration has started

Two of the three remaining tagged birds are on the move…

Tesfaye reaches Tallymarjan on his return journey

Tesfaye reaches Tallymarjan on the Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan border.

More on the Tallymerjan expedition

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

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.

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.

Three going east, five going west…and one reluctant to travel

Eight of the nine tagged birds are on the move.

Border crossings

Sociable Lapwing movements highlight the need for cross-boundary conservation co-operation.