Southern Sierra Research Station

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Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo Working Group

The western Yellow-billed Cuckoo is a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act due to range reduction and habitat loss. The final determination of its protective status is anticipated to be announced in 2013.

The Yellow-billed Cuckoo Working Group formed in October 2008 in an effort to coordinate research efforts and develop a conservation plan to guide the management of the western Yellow-billed Cuckoo and its riparian habitat. The group is made of researchers and managers from federal, state, academic, and non-governmental organizations. Several SSRS researchers are active members of the working group and take part in reviewing and revising cuckoo survey protocols and and also work on a conservation strategies aimed at conserving this species through out its western U.S habitat.

To join the cuckoo working group please email a request to John Stanek at