Washington Gap Analysis Project's Predicted Distribution Map

Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)

Range maps

= Core Habitat
= Marginal Habitat

Breeding Range Map
The green area shows the predicted habitats for breeding only. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA), other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project. Habitats used during non-breeding months and migratory rest-stops were not mapped.

Other maps:
  • Breeding Bird Atlas
  • NatureMapping observations
    during breeding season
  • NatureMapping observations
    throughout the year

Metadata (Data about data or how the map was made)

Common and widespread throughout the State of Washington in all conifer forests, and to a lesser extent, in mixed forests of the Puget Trough.

All zones were core breeding areas. In zones above steppe zones, mixed and conifer forests were good habitats; fresh water/wetlands, forest openings and clearings, and hardwood forests were adequate.

Washington breeders represent the widespread nominate subspecies C. p. pinus. Pine Siskin populations and distribution vary between years depending on cone crops, though they can be found in most coniferous forests during the breeding season. This little finch is Washington’s most numerous fringillid, occurring during the breeding season throughout all conifer- and mixed-forest habitats in the state.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester