The Trusts’ radio-tracking study on the life of lapwing chicks features on the new RTÉ television series of ‘The Zoo’ this Sunday the 6th May at 6.30 pm. Tune in and see the Trust working in partnership with Dublin Zoo & the National Parks Continue reading The Trusts’ radio-tracking study on the life of lapwing chicks features on the new RTÉ television series of ‘The Zoo’
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 Continue reading Trust’s lapwing chick survival study features in the Irish Examiner
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 Continue reading Trust Lapwing chick survival study reveals some interesting results
In just two breeding seasons, forty-one Lapwing chicks, from forty-one separate broods have been radio-tracked in the grey partridge conservation project area.
This objective of our research was to identify the causes of lapwing chick mortality. Some very interesting results have emerged.
This research is funded by Dublin Zoo, Fota Wildlife Park, & the National Parks & Wildlife Service.
Photos Courtesy: Clementine King-Urbin
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 Continue reading Lapwing chicks from 34 separate broods have been fitted with radio-tags
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 Continue reading Lapwing Radio Tracking Study – Update
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 Ireland.
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 Continue reading Lapwing chick survival study to continue in 2015
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 Continue reading 2014 has been a good year for Breeding Lapwing in Boora