Yellow-billed Cuckoo – 7/2/14

Observer: Bruce Lewis

Observation Date: 7/2/24

Observation Time: 5:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Scientific Name: Coccyzus americanus

Comments: I heard the yellow-billed cuckoo as I was standing at the beginning of the Billings path but the bird was deep in the woods. I recorded its song with my cell phone and then I edited the recording by first importing the phone movie into iMovie.  Then I imported the file into Audacity, which is a free sound application which you can use on your laptop.  It made the original recording much louder.

If you play the recording below while running Merlin at the same time on your smart phone, Merlin will identify the song as that of a yellow-billed cuckoo.

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