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Arizona Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Could Be Listed As Threatened Bird Species
KJZZ ^ | April 10, 2014 | Steve Shadley

Posted on 04/14/2014 9:33:58 AM PDT by george76

A bird native to Arizona and other western states could be listed as a threatened species by the federal government.

The Yellow-billed Cuckoo lives along the Verde, Colorado and San Pedro Rivers in Arizona. It also can be found at the Gila River and Rio Grande in New Mexico and the Sacramento and Kern Rivers in California.

Federal officials said the bird’s habitat is shrinking because of dams and other construction projects on the rivers, plus cattle grazing.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: California; US: New Mexico; US: Utah; War on Terror
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1 posted on 04/14/2014 9:33:58 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76
OMG - STEAL EVERYONE'S LAND WHERE THESE BIRDS MAY BE LIVING AND/OR FLYING THROUGH!!!!!!!
2 posted on 04/14/2014 9:36:31 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "tranparent.")
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To: george76
".. a threatened species by the federal government.... "

I can easily believe that wildlife are threatened by the Feds.

3 posted on 04/14/2014 9:37:05 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Mich Patriot; tx_eggman

My first thought, too..

What private lands will be confiscated to save it?

(and p.s... see my tagline)


4 posted on 04/14/2014 9:37:31 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: Mich Patriot

there are some yellow bellied cuckoos in az


5 posted on 04/14/2014 9:37:44 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: george76

“All ye lowly, collateral-damaged, Feudal Serfs bow down to thine arrogant Feudal Lords at the Bureau of Feudal Land Management, (BFLM), who own the land beneath thy worthless feet!”

Commune-Style Obamantion is now the Law of the Land, - - - FOREVER!

FORWARD!


6 posted on 04/14/2014 9:38:00 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: jazusamo; Flycatcher; SierraWasp; TEXOKIE; Cindy; girlangler; Inyo-Mono; Baynative; GladesGuru; ...

The Fish and Wildlife Service proposed listing the bird as threatened in October.

That came as a result of an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed protections for the bird and other species.

http://azdailysun.com/news/state-and-regional/public-comment-period-for-cuckoo-extended/article_14f4267f-2ab4-5066-841d-89b730d2ccc8.html

yellow-billeds do share their family trait of nest parasitism, laying eggs in other birds’ nests and leaving their young for those involuntary foster parents to rear..

The October proposal to list the cuckoo as Threatened came after many years of advocacy by wildlife protection groups. A broad range of groups including Audubon, the Sierra Club, and Defenders of Wildlife

http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewild/birds-1/feds-want-more-public-comment-on-protecting-rare-bird.html


7 posted on 04/14/2014 9:38:23 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

And the feds killed how many federally protected tortoises? Nothing more than another federal power grab using another stupid animal as their shock troops.


8 posted on 04/14/2014 9:38:53 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: george76

I have tried them and can assure you they are worth saving.


9 posted on 04/14/2014 9:39:01 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

My gosh, they are threatened by “cattle grazeing”
how timely.


10 posted on 04/14/2014 9:39:23 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: george76

The Yellow-billed Cuckoo lives along the Verde, Colorado and San Pedro Rivers in Arizona. It also can be found at the Gila River and Rio Grande in New Mexico and the Sacramento and Kern Rivers in California.


Water.


11 posted on 04/14/2014 9:39:32 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Graewoulf

Conservation Status: Least Concern by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.


12 posted on 04/14/2014 9:39:57 AM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

Least Concern (LC) – Lowest risk. Does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

“Their breeding habitat is deciduous woods from southern Canada to Mexico. They migrate to Central America and as far south as northern Argentina. This bird is a rare vagrant to western Europe.” — Wikipedia.

So, yes, their breeding habitat includes those river valleys, but is in no way limited to those valleys.


13 posted on 04/14/2014 9:41:40 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Mich Patriot

aren’t they nesting on Reid’s property? Just askin!


14 posted on 04/14/2014 9:41:57 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: SandRat; HiJinx

Ping! This is how the EPA wants to deal with Fort Huachuca.


15 posted on 04/14/2014 9:42:07 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: george76

16 posted on 04/14/2014 9:42:27 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: dangus

They have big solar bird frier’s in that same region. So they aren’t that concerned about birds.
George Will says we are about to revolt over big govt.


17 posted on 04/14/2014 9:43:44 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: george76

Lots of county and state level in-fighting over the Verde River Watershed.

Sounds like the FedGov wants a piece of the action.


18 posted on 04/14/2014 9:43:46 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: george76

I interviewed a developer an in an off-the-record talk he told me, (roughly), “I’m developing 21 acres of woods. If I discover an eagle’s nest I have to stop everything. My debt service is ($x/week) and I can tell you to the day when I’ll be bankrupt. I’ve got dozens of companies under contract and we’re talking about thousands of jobs and maybe other companies going bankrupt too. All over an eagle’s nest. Now I’d never do this, but the fine is $15,000 for disturbing the nest. So, over the weekend somebody comes in, chops down the tree and kills the eagle. Do you realize it is possible to relocate an eagle and its nest? There are licensed people who do that. But I don’t have that option. Am I going to let an eagle’s nest destroy my father’s company and put hundred to possibly fifteen hundred people out of work…probably not.”

You can repeat this story about almost any “protected” species. Listing a species has become the left’s favorite anti-capitalist scheme. We should probably do away with the list entirely. I read that 99.99% of all species that ever lived are now extinct. I’m sorry about that, but something else will take their place.


19 posted on 04/14/2014 9:43:55 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: george76

Mmmmm. Yellow-Billed Cuckoo. Slathered in BBQ sauce.


20 posted on 04/14/2014 9:43:59 AM PDT by harwood (You don't wanna go there.)
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To: george76

Another attack on cattle ranchers.


21 posted on 04/14/2014 9:44:48 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: george76

Quick...kill ‘em all!


22 posted on 04/14/2014 9:45:38 AM PDT by montag813
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To: george76

So, in order to protect the land that protects the land that protects the land where the birds are found, I guess they will have to evacuate the entire population (except for the illegals, of course).


23 posted on 04/14/2014 9:46:14 AM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: george76

The only way to save this bird is to allow more “immigrants” into Arizona, tax the rich and end any racism towards Federal regulations!


24 posted on 04/14/2014 9:47:00 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: george76

I would rather we list the Democrat Cuckoo as an endangered species and decide that their native habitat consists of areas north of the Potomac River and within 50 miles of the Atlantic Ocean and south of the Canadian border within 50 miles of the Pacific Ocean.

I would also like to treat them the way the BLM treats grouse. You cannot disturb the grouse during the mating season in its native habitat, but you can take as many of them outside its native habitat during mating season and as many of them anywhere after mating season.


25 posted on 04/14/2014 9:48:23 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: george76
Arizona Cuckoo Could Be Listed As Threatened Bird Species.

Does that mean McCain can't run again in 2016?

26 posted on 04/14/2014 9:49:03 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

less from wild life. Kill all animals they are studying. (and fast)


27 posted on 04/14/2014 9:49:46 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Yup. Water. They’re not even being clever about it anymore.


28 posted on 04/14/2014 9:49:57 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: george76
Federal officials said the bird’s habitat is shrinking because of dams and other construction projects on the rivers, plus cattle grazing.

These Cuckoos eat bugs and nothing turns off bugs more than cow dung.

I think I see more ranchers being chased off the King's land.

29 posted on 04/14/2014 9:50:52 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: dangus

WHOA! What do facts have to do with the forward motion of the Obamanation Transformation of America?

Facts haven’t slowed down the Global Warmers, as they seamlessly morphed into the Climate Changers.

THE LIBERAL CAUSE trumps all facts, now and forever.

FORWARD!


30 posted on 04/14/2014 9:52:38 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: george76
The Yellow-billed Cuckoo lives along the Verde, Colorado and San Pedro Rivers in Arizona.

Not another Axe for the Center for Biological Diversity to beat Ft. Huachuca, Sierra Vista, Benson & Bisbee over.

31 posted on 04/14/2014 9:54:05 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: george76

An awful lot of the non urban private property in Arizona, at least, is located along the San Pedro, Gila and Verde rivers. The rest of the rural propery is largely government owned - Forest Service.


32 posted on 04/14/2014 9:54:30 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: george76

Who’s land does Harry Reid and his son want in Arizona?


33 posted on 04/14/2014 9:57:23 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Black Agnes

Yup. Water. They’re not even being clever about it anymore.


I’m sure you’ve seen this:

http://www.rfdtv.com/story/25206377/oklahoma-texas-border-dispute-has-ranchers-worried


34 posted on 04/14/2014 9:59:42 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: DCBryan1
Them aiding the Dr. Robin Silver and the Center for Biological Diversity to beat Ft. Huachuca, Sierra Vista, Benson & Bisbee over.
35 posted on 04/14/2014 10:00:10 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Yeah. Saw that one last night.

I used to think the people who insisted our elites wanted us all dead were wackjobs. Not anymore.


36 posted on 04/14/2014 10:00:29 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: george76
The Yellow-billed Cuckoo is very tasty. It tastes like rattlesnake. Bagged one here in SW Colorado a few weeks ago. Fricasseed it and it was delicious. I used a spotted owl sauce. Very important.

FMCDH(BITS)

37 posted on 04/14/2014 10:00:33 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yeah! They are the Democrats.


38 posted on 04/14/2014 10:01:44 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Gen.Blather

A county judge in Arkansas was telling my brother about how some mussels in a creek prevented the county from building a bridge. He said, “Next time we plan on building a bridge I’m going to hire some kids to get all the mussels and move them somewhere else.”


39 posted on 04/14/2014 10:02:57 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Organic Panic

Back in the 1950s the Kirtland’s warblers were down to a handful of breeding pairs nesting in a tiny area of a few dozen square miles in northern Michigan jackpines.

Today the birds number in the many thousands because of man doing what man does. They’re found throughout the northern 3rd of the lower peninsula, a growing portion of the upper peninsula and have even been spotted nesting in Wisconsin.

The birds traditionally nested only in young jack pines that grew up in a few years after forest fires. Today, between controlled burns and logging there are ample areas of habitat. If it weren’t for man, the birds would likely be extinct by now all on their own.


40 posted on 04/14/2014 10:02:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: george76

Sounds like Democrats.


41 posted on 04/14/2014 10:03:48 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: demshateGod

““Next time we plan on building a bridge I’m going to hire some kids to get all the mussels and move them somewhere else.””

I have a buddy who’s a Federal Forestry worker. Sometimes he helps with rare Indian artifacts. Some lefty wanted to stop a developer, so he salted the work site with Indian relics. But he’d bought them from all over. It stopped the work for a short time, then the federal Indian conservation head, a woman, realized what was going on and re-authorized work. They prosecuted the guy who did it. (Don’t recall how it came out.)


42 posted on 04/14/2014 10:08:15 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: george76

Liberals, Commies, enviro-mental freaks - all turned out to support a bird with the parasitical behavior of an Urban Feral Mac Daddy/Urbgan Feral ‘bastard whelper’.

What is such support to be called?

Professional courtesy.


43 posted on 04/14/2014 10:11:20 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: george76

Who cares, it’s an ugly bird anyway...Besides, if they kick people off these lands, there won’t be anyone to see the birds so their existence has no usefulness anyway...

And on top of that, we again are being lied to...


44 posted on 04/14/2014 10:14:18 AM PDT by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: george76; Flycatcher

Cattle ranchers are an endangered species but they’re not averse to fighting the feds for survival as patriots Clive Bundy and his supporters have shown.

It’s a shame the Center for Biological Diversity and other enviro-terrorist groups (to include the BLM, EPA, FWS, etc.) are not already extinct, our countries economy would benefit greatly.


45 posted on 04/14/2014 10:19:21 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: george76

A subspecies is not endangered if the species exists in numbers elsewhere. The subspecies is unfit to survive in it’s radically evolved form


46 posted on 04/14/2014 10:21:25 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: jazusamo

So John McCain is an endangered species.

Back in the 70’s my father ran across a woodpecker down near Nacogdoches that was considered to be extinct in the area, made the Dallas Morning News.

Now, he’d shoot the damn thing and bury it rather than let the feds turn his land into a preserve.


47 posted on 04/14/2014 10:24:30 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: bert

alas.... I must confess, I killed a yellow billed cuckoo once.

It flew in front of my truck and was struck. I identified it by the distinctive large white spots on the tail as it was knocked up and over the hood.

Feeling bad about it, I later went back and found the dead bird for positive ID. Cuckoos are rare here but there is a population in spite of the urban habitat.


48 posted on 04/14/2014 10:26:04 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Mich Patriot; SierraWasp

“OMG - STEAL EVERYONE’S LAND WHERE THESE BIRDS MAY BE LIVING AND/OR FLYING THROUGH!!!!!!! “

This seizure of land by the feds and states has been going on for several decades when one of their so called protected icons might use some private property.

Over a decade ago, a friend, at that time a political moderate owned a piece of property in an urban area. He had built an approved office building and parking lot and rented out offices.

The parking lot was built on one side by a seasonal creek, which only ran and flowed during our winter and early spring rains. It never over flowed except the few times when we basically had flooding in that area.

My friend put in the rolled grass/hay barriers to keep the few inches of overflow from coming into part of his parking lot.

He was told by our Fish and Game Nazis and the enviral Nazis that the red legged frogs might need that water on his parking lot to get to a sometimes seasonal bog on the far side of his parking lot. He was fined and told to remove the rolled grass/hay barriers.

He did and hired a retired F&G biologist to survey the area around his parking lot, the seasonal dry creek, and the small sometime seasonal bog on the other side of his parking lot. After several months and a few thousand $’s the retired biologists submitted a report noting that he and his worker never found any red legged frogs on my friends property and the seasonal creek area. Nor did they find remains of any dead red legged frogs.

So he took the findings to F&G to get them to reverse their finding and to get back the cost of his fines.

Their response was that in spite of zero proof that red legged frogs had ever been on the seasonal creek or on his property. The area looked like an area the red legged frogs might like to live in.

A green Nazi enviral judge throw out his law suit against F&G because of the statement by F&G that the red legged frog might to live in that area.

My friend sold his property by the seasonal dry creek and started a long progression to being a conservative.


49 posted on 04/14/2014 10:34:47 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: george76

Do you suppose the new nation of Aztlan will extend protection to the Yellow-billed Arizona Cuckoo?


50 posted on 04/14/2014 10:47:01 AM PDT by Zuse
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