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 large, regal creature lives on the dry, windswept plains and basins of interior western North America. It winters widely on the dry grasslands of the western United States and in northern Mexico. Already facing challenges as the prairies—and prairie dog colonies (a favorite food item)—are converted to agricultural and cattle grazing fields, Audubon’s climate model now projects a significant shift (only 6% remaining stable) and reduction (by 84%) of summer climate space for this species.