ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed; candidate species

PETITIONED: 1998
 
YEAR PLACED ON LIST: Candidate 2001
 
RANGE: West of the Continental Divide

THREATS: Loss, degradation, and fragmentation of riparian habitat due to widespread logging, grazing, water diversion and pumping, agribusiness, and urban sprawl

POPULATION TREND: The western subspecies of yellow-billed cuckoo has declined precipitously west of the Continental Divide and is now extinct in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and northernmost California.

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