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 Long-tailed Jaeger is one of these species.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
This jaeger also is a pelagic species that migrates far offshore. It is uncommon off the west coast, rare in fall of the east coast. Breeding ranges from Alaska east to Greenland in dry, upland-tundraText edited by Gussie Litwer