This article appears in the Irish Examiner dated Friday, April 29, 2016. The original full article can be read here: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/outdoors/richard-collins/the-survival-rate-of-lapwing-chicks-is-alarmingly-low-394777.html A farmer, walking his fields at this time of year, might come upon a clutch of four little eggs, their... Read more »
Large numbers of hatched chicks do not necessarily equate to a large number of fledged young During this study the breeding productivity of lapwings in Boora was sufficient to offset chick mortality and annual adult mortality and hence to grow... Read more »
Research carried out by the Trust is gathering data on Lapwing chick survival and the causes of mortality. Interestingly this research is been carried out on NPWS lands not managed for breeding lapwing. They’ve “jockeyed on the back” of management strategies rolled out for... Read more »
Exciting times for the lapwing radio tracking project at Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust! So far we have radio tagged 13 lapwing chicks! Hopefully more to come as new nests are found every day. Posted by Kristina Abariute on... Read more »
Today, the first clutch of lapwing eggs in 2015 has been found in Boora. The nest was found in the Marl Square – an area favoured by breeding lapwings, which are a species of conservation concern in... Read more »
The Trust will continue its radio tracking study to look at the causes of mortality among lapwing chicks.
88 nests with eggs and 40 broods of chicks were recorded in 2014 in the study area of 2.5 km sq.
This research is supported by Dublin Zoo, Fota Wildlife Park, Perdix Wildlife Supplies and the National Parks & Wildlife Service
This year forty-two broods of lapwing chicks and thirty-four lapwing nests with eggs were recorded on the grey partridge project area in Boora County Offaly. This is the highest number of lapwing broods ever recorded – a significant figure when... Read more »