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 beautiful species, clad in gray, black, white, and yellow, is mainly found in Mediterranean climates in California and Baja California, but in some winters it moves east into Arizona, occasionally even to western Texas. The model projects that trend to continue. Areas with suitable winter climate are predicted to potentially increase, but Audubon's climate model projects an 82 percent loss of current winter range by 2080, forcing the bird further into unfamilar territory. The summer range for this species is predicted to be fairly stable, which may be a saving grace considering how much the species may have to adapt to its new winter range.