We suspected Livingstone might rest up near Lake Volta to recover from his journey but instead he continued 790km (490 miles) west fairly quickly to make it to Ivory Coast by 17 March. Since the 12 March he has flown over 2500km (1,600 miles) over 8 days. He is now the second most westerly Cuckoo, taking into account Hennah who is not shown on the map.
At 04:05am on 8 August we received a series of good quality locations from Raymond's tag that showed he had successfully completed his desert crossing and was on the eastern edge of the Reserve de Faune du Ferlo Nord. He is the last of our Cuckoos to cross the desert this year.