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.
The Brown Pelican is found along ocean shores and bays, and is very rare inland except at Salton Sea. Breeding takes place along both outer US coasts.Text edited by Gussie Litwer