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 goose species is seen in Washington in winter only along the coasts of British Columbia and Washington. It is a bird of the west, not often seen east of the Mississippi. It nests on the Arctic tundra, from northwest Siberia to west and north Alaska. Whitefront flocks may number in the thousands flying in V-formations resembling Canada geese.Text edited by Gussie Litwer