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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semiplamatus)

Species Code: SHSE

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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

There is only one breeding record of this species, which is from 1974 on Damon Point in Grays Harbor County.

Due to its extremely rare breeding status, this species was not modeled. The only known Washington breeding record is from 1973 in Ocean Shores. During that year, two pairs of adults each hatched at least one young. Chiefly an arctic nester, this species is found as far north as Baffin Island, and south to the northern coasts of British Columbia. Nesting attempts as far south as Washington are rare and extraordinary, yet this species has nested even farther south in interior Oregon at Stinking Lake in 1987 and Harney Lake in 1989. A pair was also noted near Soap Lake in early June 1992, but with no evidence of breeding.

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