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Read the latest updates from our Cuckoos on their epic migration between the UK and tropical Africa, or track their movements in real-time on our Cuckoo migration map.

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The end of the road for Jasper

11 Aug 2023
Sadly it appears that we have heard the last from Suffolk Cuckoo Jasper. When we last heard from him he was in the countryside west of Saint-Julien-du-Sault in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France. We can't be certain what has happened to him, but our suspicion is that he has perished in that area. We are of course sad that Jasper's journey was a relatively short one but he has added valuable information to our growing knowledge of the pressures faced by our Cuckoos, and importantly, information about where they are dying.

Jasper moves south

14 Jul 2023

Over the last couple of days Jasper has moved south and is now in the countryside west of Saint-Julien-du-Sault in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France.

Restless Jasper moves south again

07 Jul 2023

Having flown 50 km (31 miles) north to Nangis in the Île-de-France region, Jasper has since flown 37 km (23 miles) south again.

He is now close to the town of Vallery in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France. 

Jasper turns north

05 Jul 2023

Since our last update, Jasper has retraced part of his journey south, flying 132 km (82 miles) north to his new location close to La Belliole in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France. 

Cuckoo Jasper sets off

03 Jul 2023

Cuckoo Jasper has left his breeding grounds in the King’s Forest, Suffolk and flown 630 km (391 miles) south, across the English Channel and into France.

By the early hours of this morning (Monday 3 June) Jasper was close to the village of Rouy, in the Nièvre department of central-east France.

Introducing Jasper

07 Jun 2023

Jasper was the first Cuckoo tagged in 2023.

Since being tagged on 12 May, he has remained near his tagging location in the King’s Forest, a few miles south-west of our headquarters in Thetford. 

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