Sponsor a Cuckoo - follow it to Africa and back

Sponsor a Cuckoo with a monthly Direct Debit

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, and can chose to have your name added to the sponsors page. Please let us know if you would like your name displayed. 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 and wish their name to be added to the sponsors page. 

The ideal present

If you want to introduce someone to the project and are looking for a gift with a difference, we have a range of Cuckoo Sponsorship Gift Packs to give to a friend or relative, no matter their age. Children's packages start at £20 and adults at £25 and all include a free gift which is posted with information about the project. Order a pack and select your gift item.

* excluding VAT.

Cuckoos seeking sponsors


Carlton II

Named by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust as he was tagged at Carlton Marshes in Lowestoft, part of the beautiful Suffolk Broads and a nature reserve managed by the Trust.

Sponsor Carlton II

Lambert

Lambert is the male family name of Isabella Tree who is married to environmentalist Charlie Burrell, the inspiration behind the Knepp Wildland Project.

Sponsor Lambert

Nussey

Named in memory of Ann Nussey, the late wife of Vaughan Pomeroy who is a founding member of the Witherby Custodians. Together they have been members and valued supporters of BTO.

Sponsor Nussey

PJ

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 Pam

Sponsor PJ

Senan

Named by sponsor Marie Claire Kazmierczak for a local (Co Clare Ireland) saint who was known to be an exceptional traveller - he travelled across Europe in the 510-520 ad period. Let’s hope this cuckoo is also an exceptional traveller.

Sponsor Senan

Tennyson

Inspired by a love of lyrical poets, Tennyson is named after Lord Alfred Tennyson. Tag sponsor and namer, Gillian Wills, expressed that she felt the name has just the right number of syllables and provided the right amount of dignity for a Cuckoo.

Sponsor Tennyson

Valentine

Named in memory of the tag sponsor's late father who loved bird watching.

Sponsor Valentine

Thank you

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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