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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)

Species Code: CAPS

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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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Map with Breeding Bird Atlas records

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

This goldfinch is uncommon and very local in the State of Washington in oaks of southwestern Klickitat County.

Core areas were the Klickitat Meadow Steppe and Oak zones. Good habitats were low-density development, pastures, steppe, forest openings, riparian areas, and hardwood and mixed forests.

Washington breeders represent the northern subspecies C. p. hesperophilus. The species has been found in Washington only along the southern edge of Klickitat County, and always in association with Garry Oaks. Washington birds are at the northern limit of the species' range. It generally inhabits scattered trees, woodland edge, second growth, open fields, pastures and developed areas.

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