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.
Note: 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 Parasitic Jaeger is one of the species.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
This mostly pelagic bird winters in seabird range, both off the California and Atlantic coasts going south. It breeds off the North Alaska coast east to Greenland, on low tundra, stony areas. It is uncommon on the east coast during fall migration and fairly common on the west coast, but very rare inland.Text edited by Gussie Litwer