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 soft chanting of the Common Poorwill is one of the evocative sounds of summer on rocky slopes and arid pinewoods across the American West. Because of the bird’s nocturnal habits, its abundance is greatly underestimated by most standard bird survey protocols. Audubon’s climate model forecasts a significant shift of the summer climate space, leaving only 26% of the current core stable. The core areas today are in the Great Basin and southwestern deserts, and the predicted shift to new haunts in the southern Great Plains may be very challenging for the poorwill to colonize.