It distributes in Mexico and the United States of America. In Mexico is on the coast and on islands off the northwest of Baja California (Islas Coronado, Todos Santos, San Martín, San Jerónimo, San Benito and Guadalupe).
It is a resident species of Mexico, common in breeding season (February - August). The range of occurrence of this species is approximately 769,000 km2, global population is about 10,000 - 19,999 individuals. Total population in Baja California is approximately 2,300 pairs (range 1,000 - 4,000 pairs).