The overall distribution of this species can be assessed, and
specific locations where birds have been spotted can be found,
based on individual sighting reports submitted by birdwatchers to
The global distribution of the Spur-winged Lapwing is available
The Spur-winged Lapwing is partly sedentary in northern
Africa (the Nile delta) and parts of Israel/Jordan, while
elsewhere it is found as a breeding migrant.
There is also a permanent population in sub-Saharan Africa,
which is also the wintering ground for migratory birds.
Spur-winged Lapwings are found in both western Africa and
in the East of the continent, as far to the South as northern
Migrantory Spur-winged Lapwings breed around the coastlines
of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, in much of Asia
Minor and in the Euphrates/Tigris river system.
In Oman, Spur-winged Lapwings are found only as vagrant visitors,
to coastal wetlands near Muscat and Salala.
Spur-winged Lapwings have a preference for habitats with
open areas, either sand, clay or rock, possibly with short
grass, often near water (including saline water), where
they also nest in a scrape.