Southern Sierra Research Station

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Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo Working Group

The western Yellow-billed Cuckoo was listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act on November 3, 2014 due to range reduction and habitat loss.

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. We continue with these important goals to add to the recovery of this imperiled species with conservation actions that benefit the species. The group is made up of researchers and managers from federal, state, academic, and non-governmental organizations. Several SSRS researchers are active members of the working group

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