Yellow-Billed Cuckoo in the San Bernardino Mountains, California
Yellow-billed Cuckoo in the San Bernardino Mountains, California-On June 2, 1950, I observed a Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) near Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino County, California. The area was typical of the upper Transition Zone on the desert slope of the mountains. The bird was approached easily to a distance of about thirty feet as it foraged in mansanita and buckthom bushes. This sight record is quite unusual, not only for its location but for the altitude of the station which was approximately 5000 feet-JOHN H. BAUMGARDT, Pasadena, California, January 15, 1951.