Yellow-billed cuckoo Coccyzus americanus occidentalis
ESA status: threatened

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WildEarth Guardians' 2011 legal settlement resulted in Endangered Species Act listing for the cuckoo in 2014, and we are now focused on changing water management practices on western rivers--primarily the Rio Grande--to protect and rejuvenate the mature cottonwood forests the cuckoo depends on for survival.

 

photo credit: Zak Pohlen, creative commons license, flickr