Following on my my two recent posts on cuckoos on Dartmoor (here and here) I have been in contact with Professor Charles Tyler and Dr Malcolm Burgess who are both co-ordinating and working on cuckoos on Dartmoor. There are two new PhD students working on cuckoos, one developing molecular methods that can be applied to definitively identify cuckoo prey species from their droppings and the other studying ground nesting birds including the cuckoo.
The second student is currently crowd funding so that the 2016 field season can be supported. Here the video setting out the aims of the project.
And here is the link you can follow to support the project – go for it!