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 owl is a diurnal as well as a nocturnal predator that lives year around in the northern part of the American continent, mostly from Alaska east and in most Canadian provinces. It has occasionally been found breeding in the southern part of British Columbia, but basically it is non-migratory and makes only a rare appearance in the State of Washington.Text edited by Gussie Litwer