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Species Code: HIPY
Breeding Range Map
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This species is common to abundant at lower and moderate elevations throughout Washington in a variety of habitats. It nests on cliffs or man-made concrete surfaces (bridges, dams, buildings, etc) and foraging over open areas (farms, wetlands, water, prairies, residential areas, clearcuts, etc).
Good habitat in core zones included all west-side habitats, except mid-seral and late-seral conifer forests, below the Silver Fir zone; and all east-side habitats below the Subalpine Fir zone.
This species occupies a wide range of habitats. “Natural” habitats include the vast basalt cliffs of major rivers and coulees in eastern Washington, and rocky cliff in western Washington. In addition to these "natural" sites, Cliff Swallows nest extensively on man-made structures (buildings, bridges, dams, etc.) The nest is a downward sloping funnel made of dried mud attached to a solid, usually vertical structure.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester