The Cuckoo satellite-tagging project has been delighting both old and young alike. We have all eagerly followed our Cuckoos, over sea and desert crossings, to reach their wintering grounds - and make the return trip.
Give a gift with a difference - a Cuckoo sponsorship gift pack
Support the project by treating a friend or relative to a Cuckoo Sponsorship Gift Pack. They'll be sent a project information pack, a choice of gift item, regular email updates on the Cuckoos and their name will be listed among our sponsors. Your gift will be enjoyed all year and will support this vital project, which will inform the conservation of Cuckoos in the future.
What's included in the pack
The pack can either be posted to you or directly to the gift recipient.
- Sponsorship of one of our tagged Cuckoos. Their name will be posted on the Cuckoo blog of 'their' Cuckoo
- Regular Cuckoo email updates on the Cuckoos journey
- A personalised Cuckoo sponsor certificate
- A project pack filled with information including some of what we have learnt over the years
- A free gift - Choose from either a copy of Jim Flegg's 'Time to Fly' or a beautiful Cuckoo pin badge
For young children (ages 2-6) there's a charming set of two storybooks about Rusty the Swallow's adventures. See one of the illustrations on the right. We'll also include some bright and cheerful Cuckoo stickers.
Choose your pack and gift item
Choose from the links below to be taken to the shop pages where you can find out more and purchase a gift pack.
- Buy Rusty Storybooks package (ages 2-6) for £20
- Buy Cuckoo pin badge book package for £25
- Buy Time to Fly book package for £25
- Buy a month's worth of satellite time for a Cuckoo for £60 (see below for more information)
Fund a month of satellite time for one of our Cuckoos
Our satellite tags have a potential lifetime of two or three years, so as long as the birds survive, the tags will carry on working. It costs us £60 a month for the satellite usage and data retrieval.
Perfect for Cuckoo or migration enthusiasts. The lucky recipient will receive regular Cuckoo email updates, and a pack in the post with a personalised certificate and a summary map of the journey taken during a month's satellite time to illustrate how much can be learnt from just one month of tracking. There is no gift item with this package but your support will help inform Cuckoo conservation for many years to come.