Sponsor a Cuckoo - follow it to Africa and back
This is an exciting and ground-breaking project but we still need funds to complete all the work planned and continue paying for satellite data retrieval each month. You can play a vital part in making this project a success by sponsoring a Cuckoo.
Sponsor a Cuckoo
In order to avoid disappointment, please note that the cut-off point for Christmas gift sponsorships is 20th December 2021. Any gift sponsorships made after this date will be processed in the New Year.
As a sponsor, you'll receive email updates on your Cuckoos progress, including when they arrive in Africa and return to the UK in spring. Note: This is all online, we do not send anything physical in the post. You can either:
- Become a sponsor for as little as £2 a month via Direct Debit.
- Or make a one-off donation. Scroll down this page and choose your Cuckoo from the pictures below to make a single donation of £10 or more.
Sponsoring for someone else
If you wish to sponsor a Cuckoo in the name of someone else, please email fundraising [at] bto.org with the sponsor's name and email address, once your payment has been made. We will then contact them to see if they are happy to receive the email updates.
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Cuckoos seeking sponsors
Named by Patrick Jackson in memory of his beloved late brother Andrew Jackson, with whom he shared happy hours of botany and birding in Sherwood Forest and East Anglia.Sponsor AJ
Named by Dr Malcolm Summers for his son Daniel, whom he describes as an amazing man who teaches Maths to A-level. Malcolm said that it will be great to know that a bird will be singing somewhere with his name.Sponsor Daniel
JAC is named in loving memory of Professor Jenny Clack, a world-class palaeontologist, widely acknowledged as the leading authority on the evolution of land vertebrates from fish. The name JAC was chosen by Jenny's husband Rob who said "It seemed appropriate I should contribute to this important scientific study of cuckoos in memory of a top-class scientist, whom I adored."Sponsor JAC
Thank you for choosing to support our research.
Thanks also to the main funders: The BBC Wildlife Fund, those who supported the BTO Raffle 2010 and Essex & Suffolk Water who have supported the project.
Another way you can help is by becoming a BTO member. Membership subscriptions provide unrestricted income that helps to fund research projects like the cuckoo tracking project. Members receive regular updates on our survey and research work via our regular members magazine BTO News. Support our projects by becoming a member today and stay up-to-date with all our latest news.
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