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 Pacific Golden-plover is one of the species.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
A small number of the Lesser Golden Plover still remains along the California coast. It winters in South America. This species breeds in Alaska and the Arctic. The Pacific Golden Plover migrates over the Pacific and winters on Pacific islands and in Asia.Text edited by Gussie Litwer