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.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
The Swamp Sparrow winters in all the southeast states and Florida, south Texas and northern Mexico, as well as along the Gulf Coast. It breeds in the Yukon and all across Canada (with the exception of British Columbia, and in the northeast United States. The Swamp Sparrow is a rare migrant during breeding time, and a winter resident to Washington mostly west of the Cascades in marshes and other wetland habitats. It is a secretive bird but often observed in dense growths of introduced Reed Canary Grass.Text edited by Gussie Litwer