I heard this very different bird call today..never heard it before. It was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo. It was in my backyard here in Kawartha Hideway, north shore of Buckhorn Lake. Is this a rare sighting? (Note: Yellow-billed Cuckoo is certainly far less common than Black-billed in Peterborough Co. and might even be termed rare. Both species respond possitively to outbreaks of Forest Tent Caterpillar, however, and this year is no exception. There are certainly lots of Black-billeds around and there have been a number of other reports of Yellow-billed. Don Sutherland)

Location: Buckhorn Lake
Observer: J. Philpott

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.