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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

Species Code: ANSP

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= Core Habitat
= Marginal Habitat

Breeding Range Map
The green area shows the predicted habitats for breeding only. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA), other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project. Habitats used during non-breeding months and migratory rest-stops were not mapped.

Metadata (Data about data or how the map was made)

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Map with Breeding Bird Atlas records

Other maps & Information:
  • Breeding Bird Atlas
  • NatureMapping observations
    during breeding season
  • NatureMapping observations
    throughout the year

This Pipit is fairly common in alpine areas at very high elevations in the Olympic Mountains, the northern Cascade Mountains, and on major volcanoes in the southern Cascades. It prefers moist habitats such as seeps with well-developed alpine vegetation.

Good habitat in core zones included rocks, parkland, and meadows in the Mountain Hemlock, Sub-alpine Fir (except in the Olympic Mountains) and Alpine/Park zones.

American Pipits breed in the wetter western alpine regions. Records also show many American Pipit nests on Mount Baker and throughout the North Cascades National Park. Whether or not this species still breeds on Mount St. Helens is a mystery, as most of the suitable American Pipit habitat was covered with ash.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester