Updates from our Cuckoos
Read the latest updates from our Cuckoos on their migration.
Knepp has moved further west
Knepp is in West Africa
The poor location we received from Knepp’s tag on 4 March suggested that he was on the move, and now we know he really was. We received another poor location on 6 March which put him in central southern Nigeria but it wasn’t until 11pm on 8 March, when we received a couple of good quality locations from his tag, that we knew where he was. Knepp is in Ivory Coast, 2,353km (1,462 miles) from his stopover site in Gabon.
Knepp in Cameroon?
Around breakfast on 4 March we received a poor location from Knepp’s tag that placed him in central Cameroon, 569km (353 miles) north and west of his most recent location in Gabon. We will have to wait for good quality locations from his tag to confirm this but it does look like he has started his move into West Africa.
Knepp hasn’t moved
We have received seven locations from Knepp’s tag over the last ten days or so, that show he is alive and well but not moving very far in the bit of rainforest he has been in since the beginning of February.
Knepp still in Gabon
Like several of our tagged Cuckoos, Knepp is in dense rainforest and, judging by the low battery charge on his tag is spending much of his time under the canopy. We last heard from his tag on 13 February and he was still settled to the north of Mwagne National Park, Gabon.
Knepp is on his way
Knepp has moved North
Knepp moves back
Knepp on the move
Over the weekend Knepp moved south and west towards the coast. He is now 16km (10 miles) from the coastal village of Ambriz. It looks like he has moved to the southern edge of the rains. It is currently 27 degrees and dry where he is.
Knepp still in Angola
Knepp has moved a little further south, 75km (47 miles) in all, and is now mid-way between the coastal towns of N'zeto and the capital, Luanda, albeit 42km (26 miles) inland.
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