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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)

Species Code: RIRI

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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

The Bank Swallow is locally common in eastern Washington in areas near water or wetlands below the lower treeline, and into the lower forest zones of northeastern Washington.

Core zones throughout were steppe, Oak, and Ponderosa Pine. Peripherally it was also found up to (and including) Interior Douglas-fir in the Cascades, Interior Western Hemlock in the northeast, and Grand Fir in the Blue Mountains. Good habitats were water/wetlands.

For the most part, Bank Swallows occur in treeless areas in eastern Washington, but they are also common along major northeastern river valleys. Bank Swallows need soft banks in which to burrow.

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