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 tiny, golden-eye grebe is a widespread Neotropical species, occurring commonly on ponds and lakes from southern Texas all the way to Argentina. Audubon's climate model projects a 77 percent loss of current winter range by 2080, putting this bird on the move over the next century. The model projects a shift in suitable winter range for this species that echoes that of many other species that may spread north as the planet warms. Currently, only a small portion of the species overall range exists within the model's area of analysis, so it remains to be seen how climate change will affect the ranges of populations further south.