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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Brown Creeper (Certhis americana)

Species Code: CEAM

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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 Brown Creeper is common in moderate-aged or mature forests throughout western Washington, and at moderate and high elevations in eastern Washington.

Core zones were all those below Alpine/Parkland, above steppe, and excluding Oak. Large, contiguous areas of the Ponderosa Pine zone not adjacent to a more moist zone were excluded by range limits. Mid-to late-seral forests and conifer-dominated wetlands were good habitats. Early-seral forests, parkland, other wetlands, low-density residential areas, and wooded parks were adequate.

Although this species is found in many forested areas, it is primarily a species of mature, moist conifer forests. The necessary components for breeding include nest tree (usually hardwood) with loose bark or cavities, and conifers for foraging.

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