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.
Every winter, birders flock to Sandia Crest in New Mexico for a chance to see the stunning little Black Rosy-Finch. If they’re lucky, they may come across clouds of them, with the other two rosy-finch species mixed in. Audubon's climate model paints the worst possible picture for this species in winter: a complete loss of available climate space. The species nests in mostly inaccessible areas, so there are no summer projections. But this species’ very restricted and specialized breeding habitat—alpine tundra—is also in real danger of disappearing completely. If the Black Rosy-Finch can’t adapt to new climates and habitats, it may be in serious trouble.