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 Flesh-footed Shearwater is one of the species.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
This is a pelagic bird that winters during our summer in the North Pacific, far offshore from Baja, California and Oregon, but is rare in British Columbia and SE Alaska. It breeds on islands off Chile, common in late spring through fall but rare throughout the rest of the year. Rare pelagic visitor in Washington, most likely late Sept-Oct, but scattered Audubon sightings in other warm months.Text edited by Gussie Litwer