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.
If you’ve ever had a potato chip stolen from your picnic table in Florida, it it’s quite likely that a member of this species was the culprit. Audubon's climate model projects a pretty dire scenario for the Boat-tailed Grackle: a 95-percent loss of current breeding range and a 93-percent decrease in climatically suitable areas. And tragically, much of the small amount of newly suitable climate-space is far from the coast. It seems unlikely that this mainly coastal and non-migratory species would begin migrating far inland to places like western Tennessee in order to breed. The Boat-tailed Grackle may need direct human intervention and support to survive into the twenty-second century.