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 western counterpart of the Blue-winged Teal, the Cinnamon Teal is today associated with extensive wetland complexes in deserts and grasslands. Unlike most western ducks, the species is largely absent in winter from the Interior West. Audubon’s climate model shows a dramatic expansion of the winter climate space—from a present-day stronghold along the U.S.–Mexico border to much of the southeastern U.S. and north into the Mid-Atlantic. Unfortunately, this expansion of the winter area will be accompanied by a drastic reduction of suitable summer climate space: with the projected desertification of the Interior West, only 13% of the current summer area will be suitable by 2080.