Long-term Monitoring

In order to assess the success of the release process, all young flamingoes reared ex-situ have been microchiped and ringed. Long-term monitoring will be done as regularly as possible, with the hope that the released birds will participate in next year's breeding season. Some birds will be GPS tagged, and the results will be displayed below.

The data that will be collected from all observations will greatly help our understanding of the Lesser Flamingo natural history and behaviour in the wild, as well as the results one can expect from a rearing program with the aim to release the young. This will be a very important step for all in-situ and ex-situ conservation programs and will benefit any endangered species.

All collected data will be stored by the following entities:
National Data
Studbook Data
Nelson Mandela University
Sol Plaatje University


22 July 2019 (group and "fly aways")

15 July 2019 (group and "fly aways")

8 July 2019 (group and "fly aways")

5 July 2019 (group and "fly aways")

1st July 2019 (group and "fly aways")

28 June 2019 (group and "fly aways")

23 June 2019 (group and "fly aways")

20 June 2019 (group)

18 June 2019, first fly away (group - top, single - bottom)

16 June 2019 (group)

13 June 2019 (group)

11 June 2019, 10h00 (group)

First 72 hours (group)

First 48 hours, group (left), single (right)

We moved to the wild the 7th June 2019