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 bird formerly known as the “Plain Titmouse” was split in the late 20th century into two species. They’re both plain, but they occupy different habitats—hence, an Oak Titmouse in the far west, and a Juniper Titmouse in the western interior. Audubon's climate model, focusing only on summer conditions, forecasts substantial range disruption, with an 84 percent loss of current summer range by 2080. The model also projects a potential expansion northward, but it is uncertain how this bird’s habitat—junipers, as the name suggests, but also pinyon pines—will respond to climate change.