Lately most of the time that I’m outside in my yard or in the neighborhood I hear the distinctive calls of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
I hear them often, I’ve seen them a few times, but I’ve never gotten a photo of them!
They are found in the Eastern US west to Central US, they don’t seem to go all the way up into New England. They are difficult to see, since they live in the dense leafy woods.
The Black-billed Cuckoo (which is very similar), is found in the Northeast US and into Canada. Caterpillars are the favorite foods of both Cuckoos.
These birds will migrate great distances, sometimes as far as Argentina!
Here is a photo of a Black-billed Cuckoo that I saw a few years back up at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island in Massachusetts.
Remember to stay healthy and stay safe!