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 Indigo Bunting is one of the species.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
This species winters along both southern coasts of Mexico. It breeds all through the United States, with the exception of the northwest states. Casual in Washington in spring and summer on both sides of state. Accidental in fall. One Audubon sighting from Seattle, one from Spokane.Text edited by Gussie Litwer