Sherwood

Sherwood's journey from 31 May 2018 to 08 December 2018

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Sherwood is in Congo - 14 Nov 2018
On the 8 November we received a series of locations that showed Sherwood had moved out of Nigeria and that he was in the very northeast corner of Equatorial Guinea. Four days later he was in the Congo rainforest. During this time he has flown almost 1,500km (900 miles).
Sherwood to the north of the Niger Delta - 07 Nov 2018
The last week has seen Sherwood move south and east out of Benin and into Nigeria. He is currently in an area of fairly open forest to the north of the town of Arimogija and 460km (286 miles) from his Benin stopover site.
Sherwood heading east - 19 Oct 2018
It was beginning to look like Sherwood might never leave the beach in Senegal but on 29 September he began the journey east in earnest. In the last three weeks he has travelled through Senegal, Mali, the northern tip of Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Togo and onwards into Benin, a distance of 2,239km (1,391 miles). He is currently just tom the south of Tokou in an area of open country with scattered small trees, and the temperature is around 31 degrees C in light south-easterly winds, perfect conditions for an onward flight.
Sherwood is still on the beach - 27 Sep 2018
Sherwood is still using an area of dunes and trees behind the beach just to the north of Dakar in Senegal. The data we are getting from his tag suggests that all is still well with him, so it will be interesting to see when he decides to move east.
Sherwood on the beach - 23 Aug 2018
Sherwood is still in Senegal, having been here since 6 August, but during the last few days he has moved a little further west and is now frequenting the coastal scrub behind the beach to the north of the capital Dakar and to the south of the fishing viallge of Kayar. He is now the last of our tagged Cuckoos to stopover in Senegal this year.