In total, 29 Sociable Lapwings have been tagged so far for this project.  The only one still transmitting by February 2018 is Maysa.  Currently, funds are being sought to carry out further satellite tagging.  To find blogs about each bird, enter their name into the Search box.

Ajaz in flight
Ajaz in flight

 

Abaj

An adult male tagged in May 2010, near Zhanteke in Kazakhsan.  His name means ‘eternity’ in Kazakh.

Abaj’s satellite tag number was 055033.

Ainur  

An adult female tagged on June 4th 2013 about 100km south-west of Astana in Central Kazakhstan. In Kazakh her name means ‘shine of the moon’.

Her colour ring combination was green over blue on her left leg and green over white on her right leg. Ainur’s satellite tag number was 123087.

Ajaz

An adult male tagged on 30th July 2015, near Arykty in Kazakhstan. His name means ‘miracle’ in Urdu.

His colour ring combination was orange over yellow on his left leg and white over orange on his right leg.  Ajaz’s satellite tag number was 142943.

Alia

An adult female tagged in May 2010 at Birlik in Central Kazakhstan. Her name in Kazakh means ‘chosen one’.

Her colour ring combination was blue over yellow on her left leg and green over blue on her right leg. Alia’s satellite tag number was 055021.

Boris

An adult male tagged on June 5th 2013, about 50 km east of Lake Tengiz in Central Kazakhstan.

His colour ring combination was green over blue on his left leg and orange over blue on his right leg. Boris’s satellite tag number was 123086.

Canan

An adult female tagged on 2nd June 2015, near Zhanteke in Kazakhstan. Her name means ‘beloved’ in Turkish.

Her colour ring combination was orange over yellow on her left leg and white over white on her right leg. Canan’s satellite tag number was 142941.

Dana

An adult female tagged in May 2011, near Kantarlau in Kazakhstan.  Her name means ‘wise’ in Kazakh.

Dana’s satellite tag number was 094965.

Dina

An adult female tagged in May 2011, near Kaskatau in Kazakhstan.  Her name means ‘faithful’ in Kazakh.

Dina’s satellite tag number was 094966.

Dinara

An adult female tagged in May 2010 in Central Kazakhstan.  Dinara’s satellite tag number was 055023.

Erzhan

An adult male tagged in the summer of 2007 in Central Kazakhstan.  His name means ‘brave soul’ in Kazakh.

His colour ring combination was white over blue on his left leg and blue over orange on his right leg.  Erzhan’s satellite tag number was 021185.

Hanna

An adult female, tagged near the village of Almas in Kazakhstan on the 6th of June 2014.

Her colour ring combination was orange over yellow on the left leg, red over white on the right. Hanna’s satellite tag number was 123083.

Irina

An adult female tagged on June 4th 2013 at Izendi, near Korgalzhyn in Central Kazakhstan. Her name means ‘peace’ in Kazakh.

Her colour ring combination was green over blue on her left leg and orange over white on her right leg. Irina’s satellite tag number was 123088.

Jibek

An adult female tagged in May 2010 near Birlik in Kazakhstan. Jibek’s satellite tag number was 055022.

Kiryl

An adult male tagged on 4th June 2015, near Zhanteke in Kazakhstan. His name means ‘noble’ in Russian.

His colour ring combination was orange over yellow on his left leg and green over yellow on his right leg.  Kiryl’s satellite tag number was 142942.

Lena

An adult female tagged in May 2010 at Zharma in the East of Kazakhstan. Her name means ‘Sunny and bright’ in Kazakh.

Her colour ring combination was blue over yellow on her left leg and yellow over blue on her right leg. Lena’s satellite tag number was 052261.

Maysa

An adult female tagged on 2nd June 2015, near Abay in Kazakhstan. Her name means ‘graceful’ in Arabic.

Her colour ring combination is orange over yellow on her left leg and blue over red on her right leg. Maysa’s satellite tag number is 142944.

Nikoo

An adult female tagged on 31st July 2015, near Toganas in Kazakhstan. Her name means ‘beautiful’ in Persian.

Her colour ring combination was orange over yellow on her left leg and yellow over red on her right leg. Nikoo’s satellite tag number was 126653.

Raushan

An adult female tagged in May 2010 at Kantarlau in Eastern Kazakhstan. Her name means ‘rose’ in Kazakh.

Her colour ring combination was blue over red on her left leg and white over yellow on her right leg. Raushan’s satellite tag number was 055094.

Sanjar

An adult male tagged on 1st August 2015, near Aktybek in Kazakhstan. His name means ‘prince’ in Azeri.

His colour ring combination was orange over yellow on his left leg and red over orange on his right leg. Sanjar’s satellite tag number was 126654.

Shirin

An adult female tagged on the 5th June 2014 near the village of Aktubek in Kazakhstan.  Shirin may be the heaviest female caught so far during the ringing programme, weighing 236 grams.

Her colour ring combination was orange over yellow on her left leg, and white over green on her right leg.  Shirin’s satellite tag number was 123081.

Stepaniya

An adult female tagged on the 6th June 2014 near the village of Karayagyn in Kazakhstan.

Her colour ring combination was orange over yellow on the left leg, and white over yellow on the right leg. Stepaniya’s satellite tag number was 123082.

Svetlana

An adult female tagged in May 2010 at Kyzylzhulduz in Eastern Kazakhstan. Her name means ‘starlight’ in Kazakh.

Svetlana had a deformed bill but this did not appear to have affected her adversely.

Her colour ring combination was blue over yellow on her left leg and red over green on her right leg. Svetlana’s satellite tag number was 052262.

Tatyana

An adult female tagged in May 2010 at Kantarlau in Eastern Kazakhstan. Her name means ‘fairy queen’ in Kazakh.

Her colour ring combination was blue over blue on her left leg and red over green on her right leg. Tatyana’s satellite tag number was 055100.

Tesfaye

An adult male tagged on 29th July 2015, near Aktybek in Kazakhstan. His name means ‘my hope’ in Amharic.

His colour ring combination was orange over yellow on his left leg and white over red on his right leg. Tesfaye’s satellite tag number was 142940.

Vyan

An adult male  tagged on 3rd August 2015, near Toganas in Kazakhstan. His name means ‘air’ in Gujarati.

His colour ring combination was green over red on his left leg and green over yellow on his right leg. Vyan’s satellite tag number was 126655.

 

Four additional birds were tagged in the early days (two in 2007 and two in 2008).  These birds were not given name, but all were females.  Their satellite tag numbers were 021251, 034281, 081225 and 081226.

 

Erzhan foraging
Erzhan foraging