Species Code: LYRU
Breeding Range Map
Bobcats are found throughout Washington, except the islands, where there is cover such as forests, thickets, grasslands, sagebrush, swamps, desert and rocky hillsides. In summer, they may be found in high-elevation forests but are driven to lower altitudes by winter snow. Not found in large open areas lacking suitable cover. May be found on the outskirts of cities.
Core areas in all regions and zones except Subalpine Fir, Silver Fir, Mountain Hemlock and Alpine/Parkland. Good habitats are agriculture on the west side, water/wetlands, (except estuaries), non-forest and forested. Generally not found in east side agricultural areas because of the lack of suitable cover.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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