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Species Code: PIEN
Breeding Range Map
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Uncommon in subalpine forests of mountain ranges throughout Washington. Most commonly found in forests of Lodgepole Pine, Mountain Hemlock, Subalpine Fir, Whitebark Pine, and Engelmann Spruce. Much less common in the Blue Mountains.
Core areas were Mountain Hemlock, most of the Subalpine Fir, and Alpine/Parkland zones. Subalpine Fir were peripheral in the Blue Mountains as were Interior Westen Hemlock zones in the northeast. Good habitats were conifer forests, parkland, and conifer-dominated wetlands.
Pine Grosbeak breeders in the Cascades and east represent the widespread mountain subspecies P. e. montana. Breeders from the Olympic Mountains probably also represent this subspecies, but could represent a southern extension of the Vancouver Island subspecies P. e. carlottae. When seen below the zones mapped, Pine Grosbeaks are probably nonbreeders. In the Olympics, for example, they generally breed betrween 4000 and 6000 feet.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester