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
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.
* excluding VAT.
Cuckoos seeking sponsors
Named by sponsor Gillian Wills in honour of Sir David Attenborough, with his charm, enthusiasm, and ability to communicate his inspirational knowledge and sense of awe at the natural world.Sponsor Attenborough
Named after the late Clive Minton who inspired so many amateur and professional ornithologists. Clive and Harry (named after Harry Green MBE) were caught within half an hour of each other, which befits their real life friendship.Sponsor Clive
Cuckoo sponsor Steve Walker chose the name Ellis "after our little boy who we hope will get to hear cuckoos when he grows up - along with the next generation of nature lovers".Sponsor Ellis
Named after Harry Green MBE – a lifelong BTO supporter and Vice President of Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, who sponsored this tag.Sponsor Harry
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
PJ is named in memory of Pamela Joy Miller who passed on her passion for birds to her nephews and nieces and their children - now all her family can follow PJ's journey and think of PamSponsor PJ
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.
Seabird ID and ecology (2 sessions, Thursdays 7pm)
Unfortunately this course is now fully booked. We're exploring the possibility of an additional run in July; please email training [at] bto.org to express interest.