Status of Vanellus gregarius(Sociable Lapwing (Plover)) (1 Viewer)

Dimitris

Birdwatcher in Oz
I just heard that in a recent survey in the breeding area of the speices only 200 pairs were found :eek!: .

Is this so?Does anyone have more info?


I heard the info from someone who is high in our birding circles.






































PS.On a side note...2 young Slender-billed Curlew were seen in my country for 2004... :bounce: .

(This is info is again from the same guy.)
 
Yes Dimi

true about Sociable Plover, probalby due to mosaic-ing of the habitat preventing birds from joining pre-migratory groups and then getting lost

see BirdLife International site
 

mark ridsdale

Well-known member
Dimitris said:
Thanks for the info evryone! :).(even though it's not very err... nice)
There was a good posting on the UK400 website from a guy who claimed 1200 SP's in Turkey in Sept this year.He also filmed them and although the quality isnt great the gen does seem authentic :cool:
 

Dimitris

Birdwatcher in Oz
mark ridsdale said:
There was a good posting on the UK400 website from a guy who claimed 1200 SP's in Turkey in Sept this year.He also filmed them and although the quality isnt great the gen does seem authentic :cool:

Thanx for the info Mark.That really is good news.

Cheers,

Dimitris.

Perhaps they have moved into another area.

The White-tailed Lawping has started breeding in Ronanis and the surrounding area. So maybe the S.Lawping is doing the same?(hopefully)
 

mark ridsdale

Well-known member
Dimitris said:
Thanx for the info Mark.That really is good news.

Cheers,

Dimitris.

Perhaps they have moved into another area.

The White-tailed Lawping has started breeding in Ronanis and the surrounding area. So maybe the S.Lawping is doing the same?(hopefully)
Where is Ronanis, is it in your neck of the woods?Just got the London Sociable Plover decided it was a must if the recent population trends continue.The views were distant but ok. :egghead:
 

Dimitris

Birdwatcher in Oz
mark ridsdale said:
Where is Ronanis, is it in your neck of the woods?Just got the London Sociable Plover decided it was a must if the recent population trends continue.The views were distant but ok. :egghead:
Congrats on the good bird.I must find one for myself down here, :) Stunning birds.

Err sorry I meant Romania. :'D .Long day yesterday.I'm sorry for the confusion

Cheers,

Dimitris
 

lou salomon

the birdonist
Dimitris said:
Congrats on the good bird.I must find one for myself down here, :) Stunning birds.

Err sorry I meant Romania. :'D .Long day yesterday.I'm sorry for the confusion

Cheers,

Dimitris

dimi, it would be nice if white-tailed lapwing still bred in the dobrudja, but the last pair bred in 2003. so the "invasion" lasted exact 3 years...
 

Dimitris

Birdwatcher in Oz
lou salomon said:
dimi, it would be nice if white-tailed lapwing still bred in the dobrudja, but the last pair bred in 2003. so the "invasion" lasted exact 3 years...


Hiya Lou!

Thanx for the info.

Are they still annual up there?We had a few this year.


Merry X-mass,

Dimitris
 

Gashead

Well-known member
There's a winter adult sociable plover in Dubai, there were two at the same site last year.
 

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