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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)

Species Code: VIGI

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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

This species is common in hardwood forests or thickets in forested landscapes throughout the state of Washington.

All forested zones below Alpine/Parkland, plus steppe zones at the edge of the Basin, were core. In forested zones, all habitats were good, with the exception of bare ground, high-density development, mid-density development, and non-irrigated agriculture in the Ponderosa Pine and Oak zones. In steppe zones, wetlands were good where known populations occur.

The most common vireo in Washington, this species is associated with microhabitat features which are common in a wide variety of landscape settings. These features include hardwood forests and willow thickets. Conifer forests were included as good habitat in our model, though Warbling Vireos do not breed within conifer trees per se. They do occur within conifer stands in almost any small gap or moist spot where there is a patch of hardwood trees or tall shrubs.

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