The darker the color, the more favorable the climate conditions are for survival. The outlined areas represent approximate current range for each season. More on reading these maps.
The Barrow’s Goldeneye is the less common highland-breeding cousin of the Common Goldeneye. Climate change appears likely to push the species up in elevation and out of most of its current summer range: only 3 percent of it is stable, and available area is projected to decrease by 86 percent. Additionally, unlike most other ducks Audubon's climate model predicts that this species’ winter range will contract, and by over one half. Although the species also breeds in Iceland and Greenland, a very large majority of the world’s Barrow’s Goldeneyes live in North America, so this species could be in real trouble.