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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)

Species Code: COAM

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= Core Habitat
= Marginal Habitat

Breeding Range Map
The green area shows the predicted habitats for breeding only. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA), other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project. Habitats used during non-breeding months and migratory rest-stops were not mapped.

Metadata (Data about data or how the map was made)

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Other maps & Information:
  • Breeding Bird Atlas
  • NatureMapping observations
    during breeding season
  • NatureMapping observations
    throughout the year

This species was extirpated as a breeder in Washington.

There was no habitat modeled for this species. This cuckoo formerly an uncommon breeder throughout the Puget Trough in mixed and hardwood forests, especially along riparian corridors and in wetland areas. Only one recent observation has been noted, which was of a single bird near Elma at Vance Creek County Park in Grays Harbor County in 1996. Of the five sightings in the preceding two decades, three were along riparian corridors in eastern Washington, where cuckoos could still be searched for now as irregular breeders, and one was at the speciesŐ historical breeding grounds along the shores of Lake Washington in King County. Only the calling bird in a cottonwood grove along the Snohomish River at Sultan (in Snohomish County) in July and August 1979 was present longer than one day. Nest and other records were reported from Lake Washington, Tacoma, and Whatcom County. The status of the specks in Washington mirrors its widespread decline in other western states.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester