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Cuach Torc

Cuach Torc was named by the National Parks and Wildlife Service after a mountain in Killarney National Park where he was tagged.

Cuach Torc.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 05:00
Tagging Location:
Incheens, Killarney National Park, Ireland
Age when found:
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Wing Length (mm):

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Cuach Torc's journey from 17 May 2023 to 20 September 2023

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Cuach Torc's movements

08 Aug 2023 - Cuach Torc moves south in Sudan

Since crossing the Sahara, Cuach Torc has flown 117 km (72 miles) south and is now in the Sahel of Central Darfur.

He is currently on the western edge of the Marrah Mountains, approximately 73 km (45 miles) north-west of the town of Zalingei.   

03 Aug 2023 - Cuach Torc has crossed the Sahara

Over the last few days Cuach Torc has made excellent progress south. By Saturday evening (29 July) he had departed Greece, crossed the Mediterranean and reached northern Libya.

He carried on south and by late on Monday (31 July) he was over the Sahara in eastern Chad.

By early this morning (3 August) he had reached the Marrah Mountains in Darfur, Sudan. He is currently 40 km (25 miles) west of the town of Kutum.

It'll be interesting to see whether Torc remains in the area or continues further south into the Sahel.

30 Jun 2023 - Cuach Torc visits Bosnia and Herzegovina

After about a week on the Adriatic coast close to Ravenna in northern Italy, Cuach Torc has flown 530 km (329 miles) south-east, across the Adriatic Sea.

Having initially made landfall on the border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, he has since moved further inland into Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He is now nearby the town of Bileca in East Herzegovina, close to the border with Montenegro. Those who have been following the project for a few years will recall that one of our Welsh Cuckoos, David, was a regular visitor to Montenegro on his way south. 

20 Jun 2023 - Torc moves east in Italy

Since our last update, Cuach Torc has flown 381 km (237 miles) east from his last location on the France/Italy border to his current location, close to the city of Ravenna in northern Italy.  

19 Jun 2023 - Cuach Torc visits northern Italy

Cuach Torc has leap-frogged Cores to take up pole position as our most southerly Cuckoo.

By early yesterday evening, Torc had just crossed the border into Northern Italy and was close to the village of Olivetta san Michele in the Province of Imperia, in Liguria. 

Past updates from Cuach-torc

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