The longer this project can continue, the greater our understanding of the challenges faced by Cuckoos on migration. In order to continue and develop the project we need continued funds.
- Each satellite tag costs £3,500
- To retrieve satellite data costs £60 a month per Cuckoo
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Thank you to all our funders who have so generously supported the project and enabled us to learn so much.
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Thank you to our funders & sponsors
This project would not have been possible without the generous support it has received since it started in 2011.
Thank you to those who took part in the first BTO Annual Raffle in 2010/11.
The following organisations have given contributions of over £10,000 to cover some of the project costs.
The catching team comprised BTO staff: Chris Hewson and Phil Atkinson and volunteer BTO ringers: Paul Noakes and Justin Walker. Kasper Thorup and Mikkel Kristensen from the Natural History Museum of Denmark have kindly advised this project and assisted with the fieldwork. Raymond Klaassen from Lund University advised us when planning the project. Thanks to all the land owners who gave us permission to catch on their land and apologies if we didn't catch a Cuckoo - it can be challenging.
Migration blog – Winter
As we get ever closer to the end of autumn the pace of migration steadily slows, and as the daylight hours shorten so does the variety of birds on the move.