This latest report on our satellite-tagged Oriental Pratincoles the movement pattern of one of the birds, SHE, indicates a second-breeding attempt.
Despite limited data, our Oriental Pratincoles appear to be progressing slowly on southward migration.
The Oriental Pratincoles are surprising us again with 3 of the 4 birds appearing to be breeding for a second time!
Two birds remain on their chosen breeding sites, while the other two may have completed the breeding for the season and have begun moving south.
All four of our satellite-tagged Oriental Pratincoles remain in their current location, presumably busy with breeding activities.
Amazing news from India where a team of local birders have found the nesting site of one of the satellite-tagged birds, SEP.
A quieter week for the Oriental Pratincoles with all of our birds, except SUN, having made only local movements.
After the excitement of the unpredictable and interesting journeys this project has treated us to so far, this week has been ‘uneventful’ overall.
No sooner had it appeared that all four Oriental Pratincoles were settling down to breed, when two birds have flown long distances in opposite directions!
Over the past week, a second satellite-tagged Oriental Pratincole has made a major migration flying to Taiwan.
One of the Oriental Pratincoles has made the big move to India, while the other three remain in Cambodia. Where will they go next!
Another Oriental Pratincole has moved to mainland Asia, bring all four birds together as ‘almost neighbours’.
Three of the four satellite-tagged Oriental Pratincoles are now in Mainland Southeast Asia as they continue their northward migration.
Our satellite-tagged Oriental Pratincoles continue to migrate through Asia and may complete their northward migration by the end of March.
All four Oriental Pratincoles tagged by the Australasian Wader Studies Group in February have left Australia on northward migration.
For the first time ever, five Oriental Pratincoles caught in northwest Australia have been fitted with satellite tags by the Australasian Wader Studies Group.