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.
This species is the paler, orange-billed cousin of the greenish-billed Western Grebe. At least, that’s how they look in the breeding season. While their vocalizations differ, the two species both engage in the enthralling “running on water” breeding display. Audubon’s climate model projects that the Clark’s Grebe is in serious trouble, its summer range nearly completely shifting and slightly shrinking by 2080, a radical change that this species may have trouble following. Concurrently, the winter climate space for this species in North America may shift by roughly half.