Posted by: Dan | November 18, 2010

Sociable Lapwing migrations

Johannes Kamp of RSPB’s International Research Team is busy tracking a Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) named Dinara during her migration along the species’ eastern flyway. This is research of some significance, since the Sociable Lapwing is critically endangered, and findings could help designate Important Bird Areas (IBAs) where appropriate habitat can be preserved for this species.

In the map below you can see Dinara’s route plotted in red. The blue routes to and from Kazakhstan and The Sudan denote the westerly flyway that satellite tracking in previous years has confirmed and are primarily the routes provided by Erzhan. The green dots represent all known Sociable Lapwing records from 1850 – 2010 with the dot size scaled to flock size.

Sociable Lapwing flyway data (Credit: Johannes Kamp, RSPB)

For more: The Amazing Journey: Follow the migration of the Sociable Lapwing


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