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 lookalike little cousin of the Greater Yellowlegs currently nests in and around tree line habitat and open boreal forests across Alaska and Canada. Audubon's climate model projects an 83 percent loss of current summer range by 2080, with no potential for expansion and marked move northward. If the species is going to thrive during the summer, the tree line will need to move northward as quickly as the forecast for suitable climate conditions. Suitable wintering areas are expected to expand northward and inland—although not as dramatically as in the case of the similar Greater Yellowlegs.