Non-Breeding Birds Distribution Map

NatureMapping Observations throughout the year

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)

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 Magnificent Frigatebird is one of the species.

NM observation maps

NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.

Species Distribution Information

This summer seabird occurs south-west and south-east of the continental US. It is seen rarely but regularly at Salton Sea in California. It is a casual visitor along both coasts and accidental inland. The Frigatebird nests on Pacific islands from Baja California to the Galagapos Islands, and in the US Gulf of Mexico Marquesas Keys.

Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester