Non-Breeding Birds Distribution Map

NatureMapping Observations throughout the year

Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus)

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 Willet is one of the species.

NM observation maps

NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.

Species Distribution Information

The Willet winters on coastal beaches of the US, from Oregon down to Mexico, also at Salton Sea. Its breeding range is in Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as the northwestern United States. It commonly nests in wet fields, marshes and on lakeshores. In the State of Washington, the Willet is a rare to locally uncommon winter resident of coastal estuaries and salt marshes, north to Drayton Harbor. It is most often noted at Tokeland, nearby New River mouth, Ediz Hook and Dungeness National Wildlife Reserve. It is a casual spring migrant through the interior.

Text edited by Gussie Litwer
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