Non-Breeding Birds Distribution Map

NatureMapping Observations throughout the year

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)

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.

NM observation maps

NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.

Species Distribution Information

The Tropical Kingbird is uncommon and local in southern Arizona. It likes lowlands near water, and it often nests in cottonwoods. During fall and winter it can be found along the entire west coast to British Columbia. This kingbird is a casual fall visitor (Oct-Dec) to western Washington lowlands, usually near salt water and almost always along the outer coast. Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay are the best bets for finding one.

Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester