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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)

Species Code: DECOR

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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

The Yellow-rumped Warbler is common throughout Washington in conifer forests. It is most common at higher elevations, in eastern Washington, and in the northeastern Olympics where forests are drier and more open. It is found locally in very wet, dense forests where breaks occur in the canopy.

All zones above steppe, except the Sitka Spruce zone (peripheral), were core. Mixed and conifer forests, and conifer-dominated wetlands, were good habitats. Other wetlands and hardwood forests were adequate.

This species is undoubtedly the most widespread warbler in Washington. Washington's breeding subspecies is D. c. auduboni (Audubon's Warbler). There are two subspecies of the "Audubon Warbler, D. a. auduboni of western Washington and D. a. memorabilis of eastern Washington. In lowland western Washington, where forests are generally wetter and dense, these warblers occur in more open microhabitats, such as canopy gaps, bogs, and meadow areas. In eastern Washington and at higher elevations in western Washington, Yellow-rumped Warblers are widespread throught the conifer forests. They will also utilize some hardwood habitats, such as Madrones on the San Juan Islands.

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