Chris is the only tagged Cuckoo that has provided data for three consecutive years. Chris has given pioneering insight into Cuckoo wintering grounds, migration routes and speed of travel. Find out more about why we're celebrating Chris

Chris's journey from 01 May 2014 to 21 July 2014

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BB joins fellow Cuckoos in Italy - 18 Jul 2014

BB has left Germany and flown over Austria to reach Italy and is close to Venice.  He joins East Anglian Cuckoos Stanley and Chris, and fellow Scottish Cuckos Livingstone and Waller, all of whom are in different areas of northern Italy.

Five Cuckoos leave over the weekend - 7 Jul 2014
Over the weekend, five more of our tagged Cuckoos left the UK. East Anglian Cuckoos Walpole, Maji and Chris have moved off, as have Scottish Cuckoo BB, who had been in Suffolk, and Sherwood Cuckoo 134957. All of these, except Walpole, have journeyed south-east to Germany, while Walpole is currently in northern France close to the border with Belgium.  These easterly movements may have been encouraged by the westerley airflows over the last few days. 
 
This will be the fourth year we follow Chris, and the third year we follow BB, both of whom have left later this year.  
Your chance to name a Cuckoo - 27 Jun 2014

With three un-named birds left we are letting you choose what to name one of our Sherwood Cuckoos!  Anyone who sponsors a Cuckoo before the end of June will be entered in to a draw. We’ll then pick one entry at random and will contact the winner who can then suggest a suitable name*. Find out how you could name a Cuckoo

East Anglian birds yet to move - 20 Jun 2014

Our East Anglian Cuckoos have yet to budge, with all seven birds remaining in the UK. In previous years Chris has left between 11-21 June, while last year Skinner left on 30 June and Derek on 17 July. It may be a while before we see any movement from these two birds but keep an eye on Chris over the weekend.  

With a flurry of Cuckoos leaving the UK, Ash looks to be the only tagged Cuckoo remaining in the most southern of our tagging locations. 

Chris returns to the UK for the third time! - 28 Apr 2014
Chris is the second of our Cuckoos to arrive back in the UK! Signals received on 23 April showed him over the English Channel and by the 25 April he was back at Cavenham in north-west Suffolk. In 2012 he first transmitted from the UK on 1 May and in 2013 it was 6 May so he is a little earlier this year.  
 
Chris is our only Cuckoo that has provided satellite data for 3 consecutive years and in that time he has taught us so much about his migration route and wintering grounds. Find out more about what we've learnt and why Chris is so special to us.