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Proposed Critical Habitat for the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has proposed to designate critical habitat for the federally threatend western yellow-billed cuckoo distinct population segment (DPS). Proposed critical habitat includes 80 units in nine western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. A total of 546,335 ac (221,094 ha) are proposed of which 193,691 ac (78,370 ha) are being considered for exclusions. The interactive map below displays the proposed critical habitat locations. With the official comment period now closed, the USFWS is finalizing the designation of critical habitat. This process may take a year or longer to complete.