Please take a look at this interesting video on the Sociable Lapwing. It's four minutes long and mostly talk but I enjoyed what I heard and I think you will too.
This video also highlights some tracking studies being undertaken on the Sociable Lapwing. The species is one of around 200 critically endangered birds throughout the world. Fascinating stuff which we should all take an interest in albeit some methods in the high tech 21st century may have some of us wondering if we really should be interfering with nature to this extent.
If you use the link in my sidebar 'BirdLife International' you'll find plenty of interest with much more reading on the Sociable Lapwing including a record count for the country of at least 90 Sociable Lapwings found at Salalah in Oman on 25 December 2010, plus all manner of bird related things some subjects of which make for 'hard to take' reading.
I'D SOONER BE BIRDING!....but won't be until Monday at the earliest.