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Named by Patrick Jackson in memory of his beloved late brother Andrew Jackson, with whom he shared happy hours of botany and birding in Sherwood Forest and East Anglia.

AJ the Cuckoo
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 21:00
Tagging Location:
Budby Common, Sherwood Forest
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AJ's journey from 28 May 2021 to 28 November 2021

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AJ's movements

06 Oct 2021 - AJ moves south in DRC

AJ has flown 200 Km (124 miles) south east within the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is now on the western edge of the Salongo National Park (North). This very isolated area which is only accessible by boat is Africa's largest tropical rainforest reserve. Here AJ could be crossing paths with endangered species like the Congo Peacock, Pygmy Chimpanzee or the Bush Elephant. 

03 Sep 2021 - AJ pushes further east

Since the last update, AJ has flown 633 Km (393 miles) south east into the south eastern corner of Cameroon. He is now in an area of lowland rainforest, close to Boumba Bek National Park.

01 Sep 2021 - AJ moves to Cameroon

New updates received late yesterday afternoon show that AJ has flown 450 km (280 miles) south east from his last location close to Abuja, Nigeria, over the border into Cameroon. He is close to Lake Bamendjing in the West region of Cameroon.

13 Aug 2021 - AJ moves to Nigeria

AJ has continued his journey east, swapping Togo for Nigeria. He is now one of five tagged Cuckoos in the country, along with PJ, JAC, Calypso and Ellis. He is currently 235 Km west of the capital Abuja. 

10 Aug 2021 - AJ moves from Burkina Faso to Togo

Over the last few days, AJ has flown 670 Km (416 miles) east from Burkina Faso, over Ghana and into Togo. He is now close to the village of Natchitipi in the Bassar Prefecture in the Kara Region of north-western Togo.

Past updates from AJ

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