Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.
Locally Migrant: Yes. At least some populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.
Migration is primarily elevational and depends in part on weather. Generally, rosy-finches migrate between high elevation breeding areas and lower-elevation wintering areas. Based on limited information on other subspecies, Wallowa rosy-finch probably exhibit a good degree of fidelity to specific breeding and wintering areas Macdougall-Shackleton et al. 2000).