Skip to main content


Named by employees of tag funder Severn Trent Water: “Severn is a nod to our amazing river – the longest in the UK at a whopping 220 miles! The name Severn derives from ‘Sabrina’, the river’s water nymph.”

Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 08:50
Tagging Location:
Gwen Finch, Worcestershire, England
Age when found:
Satellite Tag No.:
Wing Length (mm):

Severn's journey from 06 June 2024 to 11 July 2024

View routes starting..
Severn's position on
Show marker
Show route

Severn's movements

12 Jul 2024 - Severn’s Spanish sojourn

Severn has continued to make his way down through Spain.

Since our last update, he headed west to Sepúlveda, in the Castile and León region, before switching south-east, bypassing Madrid and stopping in the arid plains near the city of Albacete, Castilla–La Mancha.

As he nears the coast, which route will he take from here?  

08 Jul 2024 - Severn up and over the Pyrenees

In recent days, Severn has moved swiftly through France, covering some 838 km (520 miles). He crossed the Pyrenees to the west of Andorra, entering Spain at the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park.

Severn then headed south-west into the Aragon region, passing Zaragoza and eventually settling in an area by the Grio River, just to the west of the town of La Almunia de Doña Godina.

03 Jul 2024 - Severn swoops southward

Severn, tagged at the Gwen Finch Wetland Reserve in Worcestershire on 6 June, has swooped southward in the last couple of days, covering around 500 km (310 miles).

He passed over Southampton and the Isle of White, and headed out across the Channel, arriving in France just north of Caen.  He continued on until finally taking a break to the south-east of Le Mans, in the Pays de la Loire region.  

Past updates from Severn

Sponsor a Cuckoo and support the project

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

Sponsor your chosen Cuckoo with a monthly Direct Debit or a one-off donation, and receive exclusive updates and insight into their migration.

Become a Cuckoo sponsor today

Information on this page is for illustrative purposes only and should not be reproduced without permission
© British Trust for Ornithology.