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 species is fairly common in winter throughout the US, but uncommon in western states. It breeds along the edge of the tundra of Alaska, Yukon, and all across the northern part of the American continent, with the exception of the Arctic. In Washington, uncommon (east) to rare (west) winter resident of brushy habitats. West of Cascades, most reports from mixed-species sparrow flocks at Skagit Flats and the Snoqualmie Valley.Text edited by Gussie Litwer