An achievement for JP. The British Trust of Ornithology (BTO) named the cuckoo tracking project launched in 2011 as part of a cuckoo tracking project after this cuckoo and others. The purpose of this project is to clarify the decline of this species. Since 2016, PJ is safe in the UK and is doing sound for the fifth consecutive year. The bird has traveled more than 80,000 kilometers between its native land to Suffolk in the United Kingdom and Africa, where it spends its winters, and has crossed the Sahara of Morocco ten times without interruption, reports GEO.fr.
The specimen returned to the Kings Forest in Suffolk on 24 April. The British Trust of Ornithology says on its site, “New data obtained from the BJK at 7:30 am on 22 April showed that they had completed 223 kilometers from the Isle of Wight to Sfolk.” BTO scientist Drs. Chris Hasson said, “We have been closely monitoring him since the beginning of his return trip last February, hoping to complete his UK trip in the spring.”
“We can now breathe a great sigh of relief knowing that he has returned safely to Suffolk. More than that, I look forward to seeing clearly the information he gave us PA Media.
PJ will turn six this summer. If it survives until 2022, it will be the record for the longest longevity for a signed British cuckoo clock. Thus it would exceed the sample that died in 1983 at the age of six years and 11 months. “This is a wonderful and unusual cuckoo clock,” Dr. Chris Hughson confirmed. “They usually go to Africa via Spain or Italy and have the same route every year, but PJ has taken both routes in five years. It halted the final fall in both Spain and Italy.