posted August 4th, 2010; last edited August 12th, 2010 –– David Sibley
New draft range maps for Winter Wren
- Maps updated with comments received as of 11 Aug 2010
In the 51st supplement of the AOU Checklist (July 2010), Winter Wren is split into Eastern and Western species. Basic identification of these two species is already covered in the Sibley Guide to Birds, but range maps need to be updated. Below are maps showing the range of each species. These are rough drafts. Please comment here or contact me directly if you have definite information to add to the maps.
Range of the newly created species (Eastern) Winter Wren. A record from Barrow, Alaska could be this species or Pacific Wren (more info needed). Probably occurs in southeast Yukon. Mapped range in Montana, Wyoming, and New Mexico is presumptive and needs confirmation. Based on the map in the Sibley Guides, copyright David Sibley.
Range of the newly created species Pacific Wren. Record from Barrow, Alaska could be this species or (Eastern) Winter Wren (confirmation needed). This species should be watched for east of the mapped range (especially western Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, central Texas, but also farther east). Map based on the Sibley Guides, copyright David Sibley.