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.
Despite being called a “pigeon,” this bird is found chiefly in our western forests, often far from towns and cities. To our south, it ranges widely in tropical mountains. The Band-tailed Pigeon depends on nuts and fruits from trees, with acorns being especially prized. Audubon's climate model forecasts a decrease in suitable climate space in winter, with the future range contracting significantly.
Are the projected range maps different from the range maps in field guides? Find the answer here.