Non-Breeding Birds Distribution Map

NatureMapping Observations throughout the year

Red Knot (Calidris canutus)

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.

NM observation maps

NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.

Species Distribution Information

This short-legged shorebird winters along the east coast of the US and Mexico, and in the west from California south. It breeds in the Arctic. The Red Knot is an uncommon to rare migrant on Washington's outer coast, except briefly fairly common in Grays Harbor (Bottle Beach, Bowerman Basin) late April to early May. It is a casual migrant in the Puget Sound region (mostly in spring). It winters rarely on the Washington coast and is a casual fall migrant in eastern Washington.

Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester