Alia – 4th Update

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After remaining fairly close to the breeding grounds until the last week of August, Alia had moved 350km west by the end of month and on the 4th September was located a further 200km northwest.

Reclamation of Steppe habitat for arable farming has increased significantly in central Kazakhstan during the past four years and it appears that Sociable Lapwings are taking advantage of the foraging opportunity newly-created stubble fields provide.