Fieldwork in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

In 2019, the team started collecting field data on the Red-wattled Lapwing in the desert near Dubai by the end of February. A permanent team members in Dubai were joined by other team members from the Faculty of Environmental Sciences CULS during March and late April. The lapwings are caught, individually marked and further monitored. A unique set of nesting pairs, their reproductive parameters and incubation activity is observed. Many pairs already provided results from two years of research. Currently, the work is focused on monitoring the activity of the chicks using miniature accelerometers.