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  • Service Reopens Public Comment Period for Proposal to List the Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
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    Published - 04/09/14 - 01:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Yellow-billed cuckoo. fws.gov photo
    Yellow-billed cuckoo. fws.gov photo
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    (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is reopening the public comment period for 15 days for the proposal to list the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo as a Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

    On October 3, 2013, the Service proposed to list the western yellow-billed cuckoo in the western United States, Canada, and Mexico. In the U.S., the western yellow-billed cuckoo is known to occur in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

    The Service will accept comments through April 25, 2014 on the proposed rule. Comments may be submitted online at the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, docket number FWS–R8–ES–2013-0104. Comments can also be sent by U.S. mail to:

    Public Comments Processing

    Attn: FWS–R8–ES–2013-0104

    Division of Policy and Directives Management

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM

    Arlington, VA 22203

    The Service seeks information regarding any threats to the species and regulations that may address those threats. More information about the proposal and a detailed outline of the information that the Service is specifically seeking can be found on the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office’s website at: http://www.fws.gov/sacramento/outreach/Public-Advisories/WesternYellow-BilledCuckoo/outreach_PA_Western-Yellow-Billed-Cuckoo.htm.

    Comments previously submitted during the initial public comment period need not be resubmitted.

    The western yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) is a neotropical migrant bird that winters in South America and breeds in western North America. The yellow-billed cuckoo is insectivorous and lives in riparian woodlands.

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