This project would not have been possible without the generous support it has received since it started in 2011.
Thank you to those who took part in the first BTO Annual Raffle in 2010/11 and to all of the following individuals, organisations and companies have joined in to support this exciting project.
The following organisations have given contributions of over £10,000 to cover some of the project costs.
The following organisations and individuals have funded the cost of individual satellite-tags and data retrieval time (min £3000) and named one or more Cuckoos.
- Anglian Water
- Ann Masters
- British Birds
- Broads Authority
- Devon Birds
- Dartmoor National Park Authority
- Derek and Maggie Washington
- Hampshire Ornithological Society
- Sussex Ornithological Society
- Lee Child and Jane Grant
- Pamela Joy Miller (Legacy)
Thanks also to Kate Bradbury, The Independent, Patchwork Challenge and Meopta & Forest Optics. Thanks also to the various BTO members and supporters who wish to remain anonymous and to those who took part in the BTO Annual Conference 2012 raffle.
Many individuals and groups have also sponsored a Cuckoo (min £10), or paid for a month of satellite-time (min £60) for an Cuckoo. See the full list here.
The catching team comprised BTO staff: Chris Hewson and Phil Atkinson and volunteer BTO ringers: Paul Noakes and Justin Walker. Kasper Thorup and Mikkel Kristensen from the Natural History Museum of Denmark have kindly advised this project and assisted with the fieldwork. Raymond Klaassen from Lund University advised us when planning the project. Thanks to all the land owners who gave us permission to catch on their land and apologies if we didn't catch a Cuckoo - it can be challenging.