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.
The Harris' Sparrow winters in open woodland, mostly in North Dakota and south to Texas. It nests in stunted boreal forest in the Northern Territories, Nunavut, and northern Manitoba. Its appearance is rare to casual elsewhere in the US. Rare winter resident of Washington in lowland, relatively open, brushy habitats, mainly east of Cascades.Text edited by Gussie Litwer