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Named by Patrick Jackson in memory of his beloved late brother Andrew Jackson, with whom he shared happy hours of botany and birding in Sherwood Forest and East Anglia.

AJ the Cuckoo
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 21:00
Tagging Location:
Budby Common, Sherwood Forest
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AJ's journey from 28 May 2021 to 09 January 2022

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AJ's movements

06 Jan 2022 - AJ heading north

New signals received from AJ's tag over the last couple of days show that he has flown 946 km (588 miles) north from Angola where he has been for the past month, to an area of dense rainforest in southern Gabon. This represents the first leg of AJ's spring migration which will hopefully bring him back to Sherwood Forest by the end of March/early April.

06 Dec 2021 - AJ moves into Angola

Since our last update, AJ has flown 1,100km (685 miles) south-west from his location deep in the Democratic Republic of Congo to his current location in north western Angola. He is now in the Quiçama National Park, approximately 70 km (40 miles) south of the capital Luanda. AJ is now our most southerly Cuckoo, but it isn't unprecedented for our tagged Cuckoos to visit Angola. Those of you who have been following the project for a while will know that PJ has also been a regular visitor to this very same part of Angola, though interestingly, he is staying further north this year. 

06 Oct 2021 - AJ moves south in DRC

AJ has flown 200 Km (124 miles) south east within the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is now on the western edge of the Salongo National Park (North). This very isolated area which is only accessible by boat is Africa's largest tropical rainforest reserve. Here AJ could be crossing paths with endangered species like the Congo Peacock, Pygmy Chimpanzee or the Bush Elephant. 

03 Sep 2021 - AJ pushes further east

Since the last update, AJ has flown 633 Km (393 miles) south east into the south eastern corner of Cameroon. He is now in an area of lowland rainforest, close to Boumba Bek National Park.

01 Sep 2021 - AJ moves to Cameroon

New updates received late yesterday afternoon show that AJ has flown 450 km (280 miles) south east from his last location close to Abuja, Nigeria, over the border into Cameroon. He is close to Lake Bamendjing in the West region of Cameroon.

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