Selborne's Blog Archive

Small movement from Selborne - 03 Jan 2018
Selborne has made a small movement north within Gabon of about 95km (60 miles) to an area he visited last year, just south of Waka National Park. Last year he moved north again towards the end of January and was in Ghana by January 31 so it might not be too long before we see some big northward movements from him and our other Cuckoos, into west Africa. 
Selborne is the most southerly Cuckoo - 19 Oct 2017
From Nigeria, Selborne has headed 1450km (900 miles)  to Gabon, across the Gulf of Guinea - possibly stopping for a brief time on the island of Bioko- and then over Equatorial Guinea. Signals received yesterday show he was in the south of Gabon, close to the Monts Birougou National Park. This new location makes him the most southerly of all the tagged Cuckoos currently. 
Selborne in Nigeria - 20 Sep 2017
Selborne has traveled 480km (almost 300 miles) south east  from his last postition in Benin and is now in Nigeria.  This is almost exactly on schedule as per 2016. Last year he arrived in Nigeria on 23 September, remaining here until early October when he moved on to Equatorial Guinea briefly and then Gabon. 
Selborne in Benin - 31 Aug 2017

Selborne has continued eastwards and is now in Benin, 250km (155 miles) further on from his last location in Burkina Faso. He is currently in Pendjari National Park (named for the Pendjari River), in north western Benin, which adjoins the Arli National Park in Burkina Faso. Pendjari National Park is home to elephants, West African lions, hippopotamuses, buffalo, antelopes and is also famous for its rich birdlife.

Selborne moves east - 24 Aug 2017
Selborne moved to Burkina Faso at the end of July but a recent signal on 21 Aug shows a further eastwards movement of 370km (230 miles).  He is north of Tenkodogo and to the east of the Nakambe Forest.