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.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
This species reached the US gradually from South America and now breeds in the eastern half of the country. The year-around range is across the southern-most states, Florida and Mexico. Rare late fall, post-breeding visitor to lowlands of Washington on both sides of Cascades. Mainly in fields. Casual spring-summer. Decreasing in recent years.Text edited by Gussie Litwer