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 Buff-breasted Sandpiper is one of the species.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
This species breeds on the extreme north coast of Alaska and the Arctic. It migrates through the center of the US continent. Uncommon migrants are seen on both coasts, most of which are juveniles. Rare, possibly declining fall migrant in Washington.Text edited by Gussie Litwer