Non-Breeding Birds Distribution Map

NaturMapping Observations throughout the year

Black Scoter (Melanitta negra)

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.

NM observation maps

NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.

Species Distribution Information

The Black Scoter winters in the coastal waters from the Alaska Peninsula all the way south to mid-California. Breeding takes place in the western half of Alaska.

Fairly common but local winter resident of Washington on marine waters with rocky bottom. Rare in summer. Casual in eastern Washington in fall.

Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester