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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)

Species Code: PAIL

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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 Fox Sparrow is an uncommon and local breeder in shrubby habitats along the outer coast, on Sucia Island (San Juan County), and Yellow Island (San Juan County). It is a common breeder in shrubby habitats of forests and drainages in the Cascade Mountains, Blue Mountains, and northeastern Washington.

Core zones were Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock, Silver Fir, Mountain Hemlock, Alpine/Parkland, Interior Western Hemlock, Interior Redcedar, Grand Fir, and Interior Douglas-fir. It was peripheral and very local in the Puget Sound Douglas-fir and Woodland/Prairie Mosaic zones (on the islands mentioned above), and peripheral in steppe and Ponderosa Pine in and adjacent to the Blue Mountains. In the Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock, Silver Fir, Interior Western Hemlock, Interior Redcedar, and Grand Fir zones, shoreline habitat, forest openings and clearings, and open forests were good, except that hardwood and mixed forests were excluded in the Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock zones, and water/wetlands were included in the highest zones. In Interior Douglas-fir and peripheral west-side zones (where forests are drier), forest openings and clearings and all forests were good habitats. In the peripheral Blue Mountain zones, riparian (near a river or stream) areas and forests were good.

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