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 American Golden-plover is one of the species.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
This small plover winters in South America. Its migration is mostly to the eastern half of the US and it is a rare migrant in the West. Breeding takes place in Alaska and regions east. Rare spring, uncommon fall migrant in Washington at Ocean Shores.Text edited by Gussie Litwer