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Species Code: LALU
Breeding Range Map
Metadata (Data about data or how the map was made)Map with Breeding Bird Atlas records
This species is uncommon in relatively undisturbed shrub-steppe habitats of the central Columbia Basin. It prefers alternating patches of shrub-steppe and grassy areas, as opposed to contiguous shrub-steppe areas.
Good habitat in core zones included shrub and shrub savanna in the Big Sage/Fescue, Central Arid Steppe, Canyon Grassland, Bitterbrush, and Three-tip Sage zones.
Throughout all of eastern Washington, Loggerhead Shrikes were undoubtedly more widespread prior to the massive conversion of shrub-steppe habitats to agriculture. Despite this, and the dramatic decline of this species in the eastern United States, unpublished Breeding Bird Survey data show slight population increases from l966 to l991. In neighboring Oregon, this species has had a 25-year declining trend. Some of the data for this map were provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester