Non-Breeding Birds Distribution Map

NatureMapping Observations throughout the year

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)

The Washington GAP Analysis Program applied to breeding birds only. These maps, which include wintering birds, pelagic (coastal) birds, and birds expanding their ranges, do not include range maps.

NM observation maps

NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.

Species Distribution Information

The Red-throated Loon appears in the Prifilof Islands, and south along the west coast of Alaska, Canada and the United States as far as Baja California. Breeding takes place just inland of Western Alaska, the northern Alaskan coast. These birds are also found breeding in the Northern Territories and Nunavut, as well as the south coast of Greenland. This loon is a common migrant and a winter resident in Washington on protected marine waters, sometimes close to shore in shallow water. High numbers winter on the coast, from Dungeness to Hood Canal. This bird is a rare migrant and a winter resident on westside lowland lakes and along the lower Columbia River. It is seen casually on eastside reservoirs in winter.

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