Non-Breeding Birds Distribution Map

NatureMapping Observations throughout the year

Common tern (Sterna hirundo)

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

Breeds in large colonies east of Rockies in northern tier of US states and north to edge of arctic Canada. Fairly common spring and fall migrant in Washington on outer coast. Smaller numbers on pelagic waters.

Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester