First birds have reached DRC
October 2012. The first of the cuckoos that BTO are tracking have reached Congo! Chris's tag first started transmitting from the country in the early hours of 25 September and since then he has continued south. He is now 56km (35 miles) due south of the location that he spent most of last winter, in similarly wet, swamp forest. His arrival in Congo this year is around two weeks earlier than last year, when he arrived on 10 October 2011.
Meanwhile, Roy isn't far behind, having crossed from Central African Republic into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He has moved from a savannah landscape with gallery forest to a landscape dominated by forest but with some open patches.