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 Mountain Plover is one of the species.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
The Mountain Plover winters from northern California along the Mexican coast and across the northern part of the country. It his commonly found in dry upland prairies and on bare dirt fields. It is a gregarious bird, especially in winter and during migration. It breeds from Montana south to Wyoming, Colorado and Mexico.Text edited by Gussie Litwer