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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)

Species Code: PHPHEN

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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 species is locally common on offshore rocky islets and islands along Washington's offshore coast from Cape Flattery to Oregon. They are rarely seen in the Puget Sound or inland waters during breeding season.

Good habitats in core areas of use included rock cliff habitats in the Sitka Spruce zone limited to Paahwoke-it, Willoughby Rock, Split Rock, Unnamed Rock, and Cape Disappointment.

Data are scarce from the BBA period for colonial nesting seabirds due to logistical problems of censusing offshore islands.

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