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Yellow-Billed Cuckoo may be delisted
Jul 05, 2018
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The yellow-billed cuckoo can be seen in Moab during the summer.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed initial review on a petition to delist the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo, which has been spotted in the Moab area during summer. The cuckoo occurs in North America across the U.S. and in parts of British Columbia and Mexico. It winters in Central and South America. The western population segment of the bird is known as the western yellow-billed cuckoo and generally occurs west of the Rocky Mountains.
The small bird was the subject of recent interest in Moab. Work on the Mill Creek Parkway project was scheduled to end on May 31 to avoid impacts on the nesting season of the western yellow-billed cuckoo. The cuckoo has also been seen nesting in the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve. The bird, which is currently listed as “threatened” under the federal Endangered Species Act, spends June through August nesting in willow and riparian forests.
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