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Species Code: STUNE
Breeding Range Map
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The Western Meadowlark is common in grasslands, shrub-steppe, and agricultural areas at low elevations in eastern Washington. It is uncommon and rare in western Washington where much of its habitat has been destroyed. It does occur in grasslands and farming areas along the Puget Trough, in Clark County, and in the Sequim area.
Core areas were Steppe, Ponderosa Pine, Woodland/Prairies Mosaic, Puget Sound Douglas-fir and Interior Douglas-fir zones. Good habitats in these areas were low-density development, all steppe types, and agricultural areas.
Washington birds represent the western subspecies S.n.conflenta. In western Washington they are now absent from many areas where they formerly nested, due to development. In most steppe and agricultural area of the Columbia Basin, Western Meadowlarks are one of the most abundant and widespread breeding birds.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester