Together, with your support, we can help shape their future. The findings of this long-term monitoring will be part of a detailed blog next week. Starting at Burscough Wharf the route goes through the north of Burscough and then ... You are here: Things To Do > Lapwing Cycle Route. Team Sociable Lapwing, the western route & Syria. This map presents the current migratory situation in Europe. The map shows two populations of Turnstone; those breeding in Greenland and arctic Canada will winter in Britain and Ireland (green arrows) whilst those from Scandinavia will pass through Britain but will continue south to winter along the coast of West Africa. The Sociable Lapwing Project has been running since 2004, the year the Sociable Lapwing was uplisted to the category Critically Endangered on the basis of severe population declines. Until the recent discovery of large numbers of Sociable Lapwings using the staging site on the Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan border, it was assumed that the western migratory route was used by a significant proportion of the global population. We therefore undertook a long-term study of the species’ movements using satellite tagging, colour-ringing and targeted field surveys. Lapwings breeding in Britain and Ireland are partial migrants, with many remaining through the winter close to their breeding grounds whilst others migrate. Burscough Warf, Burscough, Ormskirk, Lancs, L40 5UU. BTO doesn't currently contact supporters by telephone for promotional reasons. This circular route will take you through a wildlife rich area in the heart of agricultural West Lancashire. They will be going birding also on Friday 16th for the same cause, but at different areas of the country (the central areas near Hama, the northern parts near Aleppo, the Southern areas near Damascus and the coastal area in Latakia. Summary; Text account; Data table and detailed info ... for reasons that are poorly understood but are likely to be at least partly due to hunting along the migration flyway; this decline is projected to continue and increase in the future. BTO occasionally contacts supporters who have expressed an interest in volunteering for surveys, or have volunteered in the past, to promote participation in other surveys. This area has been monitored annually by Viktor Fedosov since 2009 and the results have just published in the OSME journal, Sandgrouse. Information from ringing shows that during the winter, large numbers of Siskins from Scandinavia join our population. Over the years the various strands of the Sociable Lapwing research, monitoring and conservation efforts have received funding from a wide-range of sources including the RSPB, the UK Government’s Darwin Initiative (here and here), Swarovski Optik (the BirdLife Species Champion for Sociable Lapwing) through the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme, the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and the German Ornithological Society (DO-G), the Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZ) and the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME). Ceylanpinar in southern Turkey is a well-known stopover site and 3200 birds were recorded there in October 2007 – we’re still hopeful that a local team can take part in the Global Bird Weekend. In February/March 2010 an international team visited Syria and met with numerous local stakeholders and Government officials to discuss the problem of hunting, and proposed a series of recommendations to help protect the Sociable Lapwing. Sociable Lapwings then continue their journey south before reaching Turkey and northern Syria. It is common through temperate Eurosiberia.. Siskin that breed in Britain and Ireland generally winter near to their breeding areas, although some movements are made on a north-south axis, depending on food supplies and weather conditions. The IRP report is available on the AEWA website. Registered Charity Number 216652 (England & Wales), SC039193 (Scotland), © British Trust for Ornithology, BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2PU, Tel: +44 (0)1842 750050 Fax: +44 (0)1842 750030. Red Alert appeal. 1 in 4 UK birds are now on the Red List of Conservation Concern. From late summer, migrant Starlings from as far as Scandinavia, the Baltic States, the Low Countries, Germany, Poland and Russia join our residents. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. UK breeding: 140,000 pairs ... Footage of a lapwing. BTO currently promotes two appeals a year, and occasionally offers membership opportunities to non-members. The SSCW Field Team: Ahmad Qawi, George Daoud, Maher Dayoub and Yaseen Mejawer are to go birding in the Jabboul Area (an IBA and the only Ramsar Site in Syria) and its surrounding areas trying their luck looking for this amazing bird on Saturday 17th 2020. Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife, the BirdLife Species Champion for Sociable Lapwing. Lapwing is a good example of a species that can be affected by severe cold weather, causing populations on the Continent to evacuate their traditional wintering areas and move westwards to Britain and Ireland in search of milder conditions. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. The distinctive rounded wings of the Lapwing are displayed beautifully when it wheels around a winter sky in a massive flock. 1 in 4 UK birds are now on the Red List of Conservation Concern. A very small number of Ruff breed in England so most of the birds we see are passage migrants. They surveyed the agricultural areas of Eiwa, Al Aumair and Ar Ruweira (northern Syria) and Al Fedha (further south between Deir ez-Zor and Palmyra). Due to the increasing evidence of illegal hunting of Sociable Lapwings, the African Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) of which Syria is a signatory, initiated their first ever Implementation Review Process (IRP). Some species pass through Britain and Ireland in the spring and autumn but do not linger here to breed. Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry.Its length is 10–16 inches. Footage of a lapwing. On the western route, Sociable Lapwings head from the steppes of Kazakhstan across the north of the Caspian Sea before heading south into Russia. UK breeding: 140,000 pairs ... Footage of a lapwing. Crucially, and worryingly, they located a substantial flock of 1000 birds in close proximity to a Qatari hunting party, and several Sociable Lapwing were found killed. Syria is one of the most amazing countries I have ever visited – thanks to (amongst others) Dr Akram Eissa Darwish, Osama Al-Nouri, Ahmad Aidek, Mahmoud Shaiesh Abdullah and Ahmed Abdullah – I hope that one day soon, together, we can search for Sociable Lapwings in northern Syria. Population declines of the critically endangered Sociable Lapwing are probably due to high mortality along its migration routes or on its wintering grounds, both of which are very poorly known. Information from ringing shows that Lapwings from the north and northwest of Britain move westwards in the autumn, with some going to Ireland and others into France and Iberia. Ruff breeding in Scandinavia and Arctic Russia pass through Britain and the Low Countries on a broad front and winter in Africa from Senegal east to Mali. Small numbers of Little Gull also winter off our coastline but it is primarily a passage species. We will send you a monthly email newsletter including information on our latest research, projects to participate in, fundraising opportunities, events and interesting facts about birds. Even though in the latter it is unlikely to see the Lapwing, but will be concentrating on the migratory birds heading south towards wintering grounds in Africa and Arabia. UK passage is the number of individuals passing through on migration in spring and/or autumn. Often in the winter, migrants from other populations in Europe boost populations in Britain and Ireland. We are delighted that this year’s Witherby Memorial lecture will be presented by Prof. Caren Cooper. Until the recent discovery of large numbers of Sociable Lapwings using the staging site on the Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan border, it was assumed that the western migratory route was used by a significant proportion of the global population.