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 phalarope winters chiefly at sea in the Southern Hemisphere. During migration it is common inland in the west and off the west coast; rare in the midwest and east. These birds breed on arctic and subarctic tundra.Text edited by Gussie Litwer