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 bird is one of two species of the shrike family. It winters in the northern United States and part of Canada. Numbers of wintering grounds vary unpredictably from year to year. It breeds in Alaska, the Yukon and most of the Northwest Territories, as well as parts of Newfoundland. It may be seen year-around along the south coast of Alaska and Newfoundland.Text edited by Gussie Litwer