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.
Hepatic Tanagers live in high-elevation pine-oak forests. Similar to predictions for the Red-faced Warbler and Painted Redstart, Audubon's climate model projects a 90 percent loss of current summer range by 2080, with a spread north into corresponding habitat in southern Colorado. Most members of this population of Hepatic Tanager live in Mexico, so that should be considered when viewing the projected major shift away from breeding areas in southern Arizona and New Mexico. Still, being on the move as a result of climate change could add new stress to this species' survival.