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.
Like the Ross's Goose, the "Specklebelly” has been appearing with increased frequency east of the Mississippi River in winter. Audubon’s climate model for the winter season shows that this trend is may continue, but significant loss of climate space appears to be likely in the west. Troublingly, only 32% of the winter climate space is forecast to remain stable. This species nests in the far north, away from most human population centers, so the model does not examine its summer range.