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 is a shorebird that winters at sea. It is rare inland. During fall migration it is irregularly common off the west coast. The Red Phalarope breeds on arctic shores and islands. This phalarope is noted on Westport pelagic trips in Washington. It is uncommon in spring, fairly common in fall. Occasionally, wrecks are found along the outer Washington coast after severe October-November storms. It is a casual migrant east of the Cascade Mountains.Text edited by Gussie Litwer