Cuckoos Tracked from England to Africa

10,000 Birds

The birds have dispersed rather widely: Four of the birds have already crossed the Sahara; two are in southern Chad, one is in northern Nigeria and the fourth one is in Burkina Faso. Tiny satellite tracking tags allowed scientists from the British Trust for Ornithology to track five cuckoos on their 5,000 km migration to Africa.

The Future of Birding Field Guides is Digital

10,000 Birds

How much will it cost you to replace a broken electronic device, possible abroad during your birding trip, and how easy or not is it to find a shop selling these things in, say, Burkina Faso.

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