Before Christmas Day of last year the largest flock of Sociable Lapwings ever reported in Oman was 48.  But on 25 December 2010, Spanish birder Daniel Lopez Velasco, who was on a birding trip to Oman with friends, found a flock of 90+ of the critically endangered bird.  You can read about it at BirdLife International or see a short video of one of the birds feeding here.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.