Updates from our Cuckoos
Read the latest updates from our Cuckoos on their migration.
Valentine on the move?
Tennyson still in central Congo
Senan in Congo
PJ still in Cameroon
Carlton II on his way back
Tennyson moves south-west
PJ in Cameroon
PJ on the move again
Senan in Gabon?
We were surprised when Senan hadn't moved on in the latter part of 2019 however, the area he was in within Benin had received extra rainfall in the previous three months, and was likely to be greener than normal for the time of year. Other Cuckoos were also later moving from West Africa into the forest zone this autumn, presumably for this possible reason. A new poor quality location received in late December indicates Senan could now be in northern Gabon, in or close to the Minkébé National Park. This would be a logical position for him. The battery on the tag is low, and has been for some time, but hopefully we will receive further signals which will confirm this, so that it becomes visible on the maps shortly.
PJ heading North
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