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 sparrow winters across the southern US and California. Breeding takes place over a large area across the northern half of the US plus British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba. It is fairly common in forest clearings, dry grasslands and sagebrush.Text edited by Gussie Litwer