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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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Sayaan swoops into Sussex

01 May 2024

Since our last update two days ago, Sayaan has covered the last 385km (239 miles) to his summer residence in West Sussex. Making a direct flight north east, he cut across Normandy before crossing The Channel and arriving in the UK near Worthing.

He is currently back at the Knepp Estate, where he was originally tagged. Since leaving the UK on 19 June 2023 Sayaan has taken a wide circular route which has seen him pass through a remarkable 21 countries!   

Sayaan surges on

29 Apr 2024

Sayaan has now crossed from Spain into France and is currently near the small picturesque town of La Gacilly, in Brittany.  

He avoided a Pyranees crossing, taking a direct route from the north Spanish coast across the Bay of Biscay and arriving in the Parc Naturel Régional de Brière, by the Loire estuary, covering some 656km (407 miles).

Sayaan has France in sight

26 Apr 2024

After several days in the Andújar area, Sayaan has flown approximately 450km (280 miles) north to a mountainous region close to the town of Tarazona.

He is just 66km (41 miles) to the south of Trent and is headed for the French border. With favourable winds forecast, he could make good progress in the next couple of days.

Really Sayaan something...

17 Apr 2024

In the past couple of days, Sayaan has flown north, leaving the Atlas Mountains, flying 340km (211 miles) to the Moroccan coast close to the small town of Bnir Bouzra.  

From here he has continued another 350km (217 miles) across the Mediterranean, passing by the Spanish coastal resort of Malaga, and onwards up to Parque Natural Sierra de Andújar, a region renowned as a stronghold for Iberian Lynx.

Sayaan has head for heights

15 Apr 2024

From his last stop just into Western Sahara, close to the Mauritanian border, Sayaan has flown 717km (445 miles) to the central Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

He is currently in an area just east of the small town of Imilchil.

Sayaan says 'sayonara' to Ivory Coast

12 Apr 2024

Along with Cuckoos KP and Joe, Sayaan has spent a few weeks in the south-eastern region of the Ivory Coast, and like them has now sprung northwards.

In a journey that has covered around 2,184km (1,357miles) he has already crossed the bulk of the Sahara Desert and is now in Western Sahara, heading for Morroco.

Sayaan reaches Ivory Coast

07 Mar 2024

Sayaan was clearly just passing through Nigeria as new updates show that he pressed on to Ivory Coast.

He is now in south-eastern Ivory Coast, close to the village of Kotogwanda and just 100km north-west of Cuckoo KP. 

Sayaan moving West

06 Mar 2024

Over the last few days Sayaan has left his wintering grounds in the Congo Basin and flown almost 2,000km (1,243 miles) north and west to his new location in southern Nigeria.

He is now just north of Mahin Lake in the southern part of Ondo State. It'll be interesting to see if he stays here or continues west to join Trent and KP in Ivory Coast or Guinea.

Sayaan still in DRC

15 Feb 2024

Sayaan has spent the winter so far in the Congo Basin close to the Maringa River in north-central Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We expect him to start moving West soon. 

Sayaan nudges south in the Congo

23 Oct 2023
Since our last update Sayaan has flown approximately 100km (62 miles) south-west within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), taking him over the Lulonga river and deeper into the Congo Basin. He is now in the rainforest between the Lulonga and Salonga rivers, in western DRC. Torc, Joe and George are also in DRC.  


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