Sponsor a Cuckoo

This is an exciting and ground-breaking project, but we still need funds to complete all the work planned. You can play a vital part in making this project a success by sponsoring a CuckooAll the income will go to support BTO’s work in this area and will make a real difference.

Using state-of-the-art technology, we are unlocking the mysteries of bird migration by tracking the journeys of individual Cuckoos in almost real-time. During their epic 10,000 mile round-trips to central Africa and back, they can encounter obstacles like severe weather, predators, hunters, and wildfires.

Stay up-to-date and track the migration in real-time

In return for your support, we will send you regular updates detailing the latest news as the drama of the journeys of our Cuckoos unfold. Their stories are bound to amaze you and their feats are guaranteed to inspire you. Join us today and help us secure the future for our Cuckoos.

Sponsoring a Cuckoo is a really popular way to see first-hand the movements of this iconic migratory bird. We are learning all the time and you’ll be the first to get updates on where they are in the world.

“This is my first year following the cuckoos journey and I would like to thank you for the happiness and pleasure it has given me reading your updates, I look forward to their next journeys. Amazing!”


Sponsor a Cuckoo 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.


Choose a Cuckoo to sponsor

Become a regular sponsor for as little as £3 a month via Direct Debit – monthly donations, even of a very small amount, help us plan our work more easily. All the income will go to support BTO’s work in this area and will make a real difference. You can also make one-off donations as well.


Bluey

Bluey.

Cuckoo sponsor Erin (6 yrs) chose the name Bluey after her favourite TV character who is brave, cheeky and full of energy – all traits needed in a Cuckoo.

Sponsor Bluey with a monthly donation

Or give a one-off donation instead >


Cuach Cores

Cuach Cores.

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

Sponsor Cuach Cores with a monthly donation

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Cuach Torc

Cuach Torc.

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

Sponsor Cuach Torc with a monthly donation

Or give a one-off donation instead >


George

George.

George was named after tag funder Anne Master’s baby cousin.

Sponsor George with a monthly donation

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Joe

Joe, Cranwich Heath, 2022. PTT 232670

Named in honour of the tag sponsor’s late husband, Joe. The couple much enjoyed watching the Cuckoos’ arrival each spring near their home by the River Leach. Initially there would be several birds, but, as time went by there were fewer and fewer, which saddened them greatly.

Sponsor Joe with a monthly donation

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KP

KP.

KP was named by Jenny and Tony in memory of Jenny’s late father Ken, who took a keen interest in their birding exploits and would have been fascinated by the satellite-tracking project.

Sponsor KP with a monthly donation

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Sayaan

Sayaan.

Sayaan was named after Cuckoo funder Anne Master's new baby cousin. Sayaan is an old Saka name, Saka being the region of Siberia that his mum comes from, and it means “kind, generous and warm like the sun”.

Sponsor Sayaan with a monthly donation

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Trent

Trent

Trent was named by Severn Trent Water, which funded his tag.

Sponsor Trent with a monthly donation

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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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