Cameron

Cameron's journey from 03 June 2018 to 03 October 2018

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Fingers crossed for Cameron - 10 Dec 2018
As far as we can tell Cameron was alive when the most recent positions were received in early October, when he had just moved from Nigeria to southern Chad, adjacent to the border with CAR. His battery was very low then and it had been declining gradually over a period of months. We think that something is preventing it from charging well - it could be feathers or dirt. This could ultimately damage his tag's battery but equally, we might see him pop up again if the problem is resolved (rain washing off dirt or feathers moulting).
Still no news from Cameron - 19 Nov 2018
We haven't heard from Cameron's tag since 3 October, this is very worrying. The last pieces of information we received showed that he was alive but that the battery charge was low and falling. It could be that he might still pop-up if and when his tag gets a good charge. However, it has been 46 days since we heard from the tag and it might be that the batteries get so degraded that they fail. Only time will tell whether or not we hear from Cameron again.
Cameron is off the radar - 18 Oct 2018
We haven't heard from Cameron for the last 15 days but his last two signals on the 3 October show that he was still alive at that time. We are always concerned when we don't hear from our Cuckoos but we have learned that we do 'lose' some of them for varying periods of time, often because they have moved under the canopy of the forest. Fingers crossed this is the case with Cameron and we hear from him soon.
Cameron still settled - 27 Sep 2018
Cameron is still settled in Nigeria close to the Lame Burra Game Reserve. He has been in this location for 35 days, moving around an area about 3km x 3km. We last heard from his tag on 26 September.
Cameron settled in Nigeria - 23 Aug 2018

Cameron's tag is giving us lots of data that shows he is still settled to the north of the Lame Burra Game Reserve in northern central Nigeria. He has been here for just over twenty days, resting and refuelling after his desert crossing. He is currently 4,566km (2,837 miles) from his New Forest breeding territory, as the crow flies. He has at least another 1,600km (1,000 miles) to go before reaching the Congo basin, the area in which all of our tagged Cuckoos since the start of the project have spent the mid-winter months.