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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus)

Species Code: CATME

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

The Canyon Wren is locally fairly common in deep rocky canyons of eastern WashingtonÕs steppe zones, and at low elevations along the east slopes of the Cascades.

Good habitat in core zones included cliffs, rocky outcroppings, steppe habitat adjacent to rivers, and rivers in parts of steppe, Oak, and Ponderosa Pine zones that encompass deep rocky canyons.

Western Washington records are rare and show no probable evidence of nesting. This species occurs widely across eastern Washington in many areas where Rock Wrens also occur, but Canyon Wrens typically are found in only the steepest canyons in the region.

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