Non-Breeding Birds Distribution Map

NatureMapping Observations throughout the year

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa brevirostris)

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

The Black-legged Kittiwake is found at sea in winter and often is visible from land. This bird nests in colonies on narrow cliff edges of Alaska in the west, as well as in the eastern Arctic. Migrant in Washington. Often seen from shore at Westport jetty, and north jetty of Columbia River. Sometimes at Neah Bay, Cape Flattery, and along Strait of Juan de Fuca in late fall.

Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester