Non-Breeding Birds Distribution Map

NatureMapping Observations throughout the year

Oregon Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus affinis)

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.

NM observation maps

NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.

Species Distribution Information

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
Webpage designed by Dave Lester