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 pink-and-green woodpecker’s habits and habitats in the West are poorly understood. The Lewis’s Woodpecker is loosely colonial, found in orchards, along rivers, and on recent burns. It is notably absent from many areas of seemingly suitable habitat, having declined or disappeared in various places. Audubon's climate model portrays a difficult future for this bird: a 100 percent loss of current summer range and a 61 percent loss of current winter range. Because of this species’ apparent preference for old and diseased groves, forest die-offs—widely expected as a result of climate change—may benefit the species in a way not anticipated by the model.