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Species Code: STFO
Breeding Range Map
Metadata (Data about data or how the map was made)
This species is, locally, fairly common in freshwater bodies and marshes of eastern Washington, from the Potholes region south along the Columbia River to the Tri-Cities. They are less common farther west along the Columbia River to Klickitat County. They were found to nest on gravel bars and islands in the Potholes area.
Good habitat in the core areas of use included all freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes in the Central Arid Steppe and Canyon Grasslands zones in the Potholes area of Grant and Adams Counties, and south along the Columbia River into Klickitat.
Nonbreeders or migrants may be found beyond the mapped area in the summer, but the chief breeding area is along Winchester Wasteway, Moses Lake, Potholes Reservoir, Lower Crab Creek, and various ponds in the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge in Grant and Adams Counties.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester