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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Fork-tailed Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma furcata)

Species Code: OCFU

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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

This species is locally common on offshore islands along Washington's outer coast between Grey's Harbor and Cape Flattery. These birds are more restricted in range and less abundant than LeachÕs Storm Petrel.

Good habitats in core areas of use were coastal habitats in the Sitka Spruce limited to Tatoosh, Mid Bodelteh, East Bodelteh, Carroll, and Alexander Islands

The first confirmed nesting record was from the Bodelteh group of islands in 1960. 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