Tracking Cuckoos to Africa... and back again

We’ve lost over half the number of Cuckoos in the UK over the last 20 years.

Since 2011 we’ve been satellite-tracking Cuckoos to find out why. We’ve learnt lots of vital information which will to help save our Cuckoos but, there is still more to discover.

This project wouldn't have been possible without the amazing support from funders and sponsors. Read more about the project and find out how you can get involved


Cuckoo movements from 13 May 2014 to 19 December 2014

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Latest News

Whortle settled in the rainforest - 19 Dec 2014

Whortle is settledin the rainforest to the north east of Lake Mai-Ndombe in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We last heard from him at 16.12 on 9 December.

Stanley still in the swamp forest - 19 Dec 2014

Stanley is still settled in the swamp forest of the Tumba Lediima Natural Reserve, although he has moved 25km (15 miles) to the north and west.

Livingstone on southern edge of rainforest - 19 Dec 2014

Since arriving in the rainforest Livingstone has moved south and is now on the southern edge of the rainforest. He is now amongst the most southerly of all our tagged Cuckoos.


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