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 Pomarine Jaeger is one of the species.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
This is a pelagic winterer at sea along both south US coasts. It nests on low, swampy tundra of the Arctic islands and Greenland. This jaeger is a fairly common visitor in Washington, with higher numbers during migration than mid-winter and mid-summer. It is rarely seen from shore, usually distantly, making identification difficult. It occurs casually on marine waters; rarely east.Text edited by Gussie Litwer