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 blackbird species spends the winter in most of rhe eastern half of the United States. In fall and winter, it forms large flocks with other blackbirds. It nests in shrubs or conifers near water across Canada, as well as in Alaska, the Yukon, and part of the Northwest Territories. This species may be seen rarely in Washington statewide at lower elevations during fall-winter, usually among flocks of Brewer's and Red-winged Blackbirds.Text edited by Gussie Litwer