PJ

PJ's journey from 23 May 2018 to 09 December 2018

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PJ has made it to Angola - 30 Nov 2018
After leaving Cameroon, PJ spent around a week in eastern Gabon before moving south again, arriving at his mid-winter location in Angola on 30 November at just after 4.00am our time. During this period he has covered over 1,500km (900 miles). His map will update automatically during the day. This year he arrived here 13 days later than in 2016 and 7 days later than in 2017. He is now one of four of our tagged Cuckoos that are using the same area of northwest Angola.
PJ settled - for now - 19 Nov 2018
PJ is still close to the town of Dir in Cameroon. He has been here for a month so we could see him move further south soon. In 2016 and 2017 he moved to Angola on 17 and 23 November respectively.
PJ has moved east - 19 Oct 2018
Having spent almost six weeks in eastern Nigeria, PJ has now moved and is in northern Cameroon, in an area of wet forest to the north of the town of Dir. It will be interesting to see how long he stays here before moving south. In 2016 he headed south on 15 October and in 2017 on the 13th.
PJ has moved. - 23 Aug 2018
Since crossing the desert, PJ has gone on a bit of a fly-around. He first moved south into Burkina Faso, then moved back north towards the border with Mali before turning east towards Niger and then south along the border with Niger and Burkina Faso. He is currently in eastermost Niger.
PJ Checks-in - 02 Aug 2018
PJ's tag has come on early, probably due to it getting lots of sun during the desert crossing. A series of locations received from his tag during the evening of 1 August show that he continued his flight across the desert and made it to the Sahel. He is currently in Mali on the banks of the Niger River. It looks like the easterly winds did drift him a little west.