Non-Breeding Birds Distribution Map

NatureMapping Observations throughout the year

Franklin's Gull (Larus pipixcan)

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 is one of our smaller gulls and it is seen rarely in winter along the Gulf coast and in southern California. It is an infrequent migrant along both coasts. It nests in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as in the states of North and South Dakota, Montana and Idaho. In Washington, rare fall migrant east and west, mostly juveniles. Rare migrant east, casual in Spring.

Text edited by Gussie Litwer
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