Yellow-billed Cuckoo; Photo: Bob McCormick

Yellow-billed Cuckoo season is soon upon us! The surveys will take place from July to August in vital habitat up at Agua Fria National Monument. The Yellow-billed Cuckoo is a threatened species per the Endangered Species Act and thus requires trained experts to monitor their population trends along their migration route. This year, Sonoran Audubon Society is teaming up with Sun Devil Audubon Student Conservation Chapter’s members to trek the trails. These surveys are crucial for the future of the species — in fact, 300,000 acres of land were allotted as critical habitat for the Yellow-billed Cuckoo. To read more, read “Critical Habitat Finally Designated for Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo.”