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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)

Species Code: ZOAT

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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)

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

Historically, the Golden-crowned Sparrow is a very rare and local breeder in high, remote areas of the North Cascades; confirmed nesting has only been known from l956. Two territorial pairs found along Slate Peak Trail at Harts Pass (Whatcom/Okanogan Counties) in July l956 showed enlarged gonads when collected, indicating reproductive condition (Farner and Buss l957). A pair noted 24 June l992 at 5000 feet near Hart Lake in the Seven Lakes Basin (Clallam County) could indicate breeding in the high Olympic Mountains.

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