There are two subspecies of Willets found in North America: Eastern (semipalmata) and Western (inornada). During the winter (non-
During the summer (breeding) months, the Western Willets migrate inland to breed in the grasslands and Great Basin deserts of the north central United States (Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota) and south central Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba). The Eastern Willets return and breed along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts.
In Florida, the Western Willets are found along both coasts, but are more abundant along the Gulf coast during the winter months. They start migrating inland during April-