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 shorebird species winters along both Mexican coasts Small numbers often winter at the Salton Sea. For nesting it goes to the tundra of the northern-most coasts of Alaska and the Northwest Territories. This sandpiper is a rare fall migrant in western Washington (Crockett Lake appears to be the best place). It is uncommon in fall and accidental east of the Cascade Mountains in spring.Text edited by Gussie Litwer