Cameron

Cameron's journey from 03 June 2018 to 03 October 2018

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Cameron is lost - 14 Feb 2019

We haven’t heard from Cameron’s tag since early October and at the time we were hopeful that he would pop-up again. The battery level had been getting progressively lower during the last month that we have information for; however, the temperature data showed that he was alive. We have to conclude that Cameron’s tag has failed and that we won’t hear from him again.

Fingers crossed for Cameron - 10 Dec 2018
As far as we can tell Cameron was alive when the most recent positions were received in early October, when he had just moved from Nigeria to southern Chad, adjacent to the border with CAR. His battery was very low then and it had been declining gradually over a period of months. We think that something is preventing it from charging well - it could be feathers or dirt. This could ultimately damage his tag's battery but equally, we might see him pop up again if the problem is resolved (rain washing off dirt or feathers moulting).
Still no news from Cameron - 19 Nov 2018
We haven't heard from Cameron's tag since 3 October, this is very worrying. The last pieces of information we received showed that he was alive but that the battery charge was low and falling. It could be that he might still pop-up if and when his tag gets a good charge. However, it has been 46 days since we heard from the tag and it might be that the batteries get so degraded that they fail. Only time will tell whether or not we hear from Cameron again.
Cameron is off the radar - 18 Oct 2018
We haven't heard from Cameron for the last 15 days but his last two signals on the 3 October show that he was still alive at that time. We are always concerned when we don't hear from our Cuckoos but we have learned that we do 'lose' some of them for varying periods of time, often because they have moved under the canopy of the forest. Fingers crossed this is the case with Cameron and we hear from him soon.
Cameron still settled - 27 Sep 2018
Cameron is still settled in Nigeria close to the Lame Burra Game Reserve. He has been in this location for 35 days, moving around an area about 3km x 3km. We last heard from his tag on 26 September.