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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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Bluey does a U-ey

08 Apr 2024

After making landfall in Mali last week, it seems Bluey had a change of heart and u-turned, flying a surprising 323km (200 miles) south, back into southern Guinea, close to the border with Sierra Leone.

Fingers crossed he reorientates himself soon, and sets off back on a northerly route toward the Sahara.  

Cuach Cores pushes west

08 Apr 2024

Cuach Cores has had a remarkable week, covering some 1,815km (1,127 miles) in just five days!

Since our last report on 4 April he has flown 707km (439 miles) west into Cameroon, where he spent some time just south of the Mbam et Djerem National Park.

After a short time here, he continued north-west moving rapidly across southern Nigeria, where after a 1,113km (691 miles) journey he was recorded close to the Benin border, just 170km (105 miles) north of Nigeria's capital, Lagos.

Trent moves north

08 Apr 2024

After lingering in south-eastern Guinea for a few weeks, Trent finally made a signficant move north in recent days and flew 224km (139 miles) to an area close to the Mali border.

He's currently near the River Niger, 47km (29 miles) south-east of the city of Siguiri. Hopefully, he'll be gearing up to cross the Sahara any day now...

Cuach Cores heads west

03 Apr 2024

Cuach Cores has now crossed the Congo River and is heading north west having flown 775 km (482 miles) from his last location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

He is now close to the border of the Central African Republic just 48 km (30 miles) east of the Ubangi River. His journey should see him continuing west through Cameroon and towards Nigeria.

Bluey heads north to Mali

03 Apr 2024

Bluey has set off north from southern Guinea and crossed the border into Mali after a 597km (371 miles) journey.

He is now in the south west of the country, near the village of Tonbokoli, to the west of Bafing National Park. 

Joe crosses into Ivory Coast

25 Mar 2024

Joe has flown 111km (69 miles) west from Ghana into Ivory Coast.

He is now 8km (5 miles) north-west of the town of Ettrokro in east-central Ivory Coast. 

Cuach Cores on the move

25 Mar 2024

Cuach Cores has flown 210km (130 miles) north within the Congo Basin of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

He is now in the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Forest Landscape, one of the least developed and remotest parts of the Congo Basin. Cores is surely on his way to west Africa now so we should see him moving on from here fairly soon.

Cuach Torc moves west

18 Mar 2024

New updates received over the last few days show that Cuach Torc has left the Congo and flown 2,102km (1,306 miles) west to Ghana.

He is now in western Ghana, a few miles east of Bui National Park and the Bui Gorge Reservoir.

Joe moves west

15 Mar 2024

Over the last few days Joe has flown 1,443km (897 miles) west, taking him out of Cameroon and into Ghana, via Nigeria, Benin and Togo.

His route has taken him across the north end of Lake Volta and onwards west towards the town of Kintampo in the Bono East Region of Ghana.

In 2023 Joe made this same move west two weeks earlier, arriving in Ghana on 27 Feb. He then remained around the Ghana/Ivory Coast border until early April before popping up again in southern France on 9 April and returning to the UK on 24 April. 

Joe is heading west

12 Mar 2024

New updates received from Joe's tag early this morning show that he has flown 636km (395 miles) north west through Cameroon. He is now approximately 75km east of the city of Bafoussam in the West region of Cameroon.  


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