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Updates from our Cuckoos

Read the latest updates from our Cuckoos on their migration.

Robinson in West Africa?

04 Mar 2019
A single poor location from Robinson's tag at 8.04am on 2 March put him 6.5km (4 miles) out to sea from the southern shore of Nigeria and over the Bight of Bonny. We will need some good quality locations to confirm this but suspect when we get these he will have made landfall in Nigeria.

Robinson has moved west

20 Feb 2019

Robinson has been on the northeastern edge of the Ivindo National Park for almost six weeks. However, he has now moved 165km (102 miles) north and west, and is currently in fairly dense rainforest close to the border with Equatorial Guinea.

Robinson still settled in Gabon

07 Feb 2019
Robinson is still in the area of dense forest in Gabon that he arrived in a month ago. He is moving around a little but seems settled on the northeast boundary of the Ivindo National Park.

Robinson heads north

03 Jan 2019
During the last few days of December Robinson moved north, 112km (70 miles). This could be the very beginning of his long flight back to the UK. He has a journey of around 7,000km (4,500 miles) from his current location back to his Sherwood Forest breeding site, via west Africa.

Robinson moves north

20 Dec 2018
During the last week Robinson has moved north, flying 133km (83 miles) to the northern edge of the Ivindo National Park, Gabon. The habitat appears similar to that he has been in since arriving in Gabon. It seems too early for him to be making the first move north, so it will be interesting to see what he does during the next couple of weeks.

Robinson still settled

11 Dec 2018
Locations received from Robinson's tag during the last few days show that he is still settled in the area of dense rainforest that he has been in for over a month. This may well prove to be his winter location. Robinson is one of four tagged Cuckoos currently in Gabon and, he is only 9km (6 miles) from Victor. Both are forest Cuckoos here in the UK, Victor was tagged in Thetford Forest and Robinson in Sherwood Forest.

Robinson settled in Gabon

19 Nov 2018
Since arriving in Gabon in early November, Robinson hasn't moved very much. His biggest movement during the last few weeks has been around 2km (1.23 miles) within the rainforest.

Robinson in Gabon

07 Nov 2018
Robinson has left Nigeria and is now in Gabon, in an area that quite a few of our tagged Cuckoos have used this autumn. His latest location is 1,614km (1,003 miles) from his last stopover site in Nigeria.

Robinson moves further west

23 Aug 2018
During the last few days Robinson has moved further west and is now in the Lame Burra Game Reserve in central northern Nigeria. This westerly movement may well be the first in preparation for his move south into the Congo Basin, and one that will give him better feeding opportunities. He is currently on the northern edge of a band of fairly heavy rain.

Robinson swaps countries

02 Aug 2018
Having spent seven days just to the north of Lake Chad, Robinson is now to the south of it. He has moved south and west and into Nigeria. It is currently raining where he is.

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