Western yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus occidentalis) is a neotropical migratory bird that winters in South America and breeds in the western U.S. and Mexico. Their breeding range includes California where they nest exclusively in riparian woodland, especially that of cottonwood-willow. Western yellow-billed cuckoo is listed under the Endangered Species Act as endangered and under the California Endangered Species Act as threatened. Surveys must be approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and conducted by a qualified and permitted biologist.
ECORP has experienced biologists with the necessary permits and state authorizations to conduct protocol-level surveys for Western yellow-billed cuckoo.
If you have questions or would like to discuss whether conducting surveys may be right for your project, please contact Don Mitchell at (909) 307-0046.