The Washington Gap Analysis Project created breeding bird maps only. The non-breeding birds (e.g., wintering, pelagic (coastal), and birds expanding their ranges) are represented only by NatureMapping sightings.
The Washington Gap Analysis Project could not find any historical research records (i.e., Breeding Bird Atlas, Breeding Bird Survey, Bird Banding and Recovery) for 73 species of birds. The Kittlitz's Murrelet is one of the species.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
This pelagic bird winters on open seas along its breeding ground off extreme northwest Alaska. In Washington, there is a single record from Friday Harbor, San Juan County, in January, 1974.Text edited by Gussie Litwer