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 stately Mountain Quail is found only in mountains along the Pacific Coast. Like most game birds, the Mountain Quail is non-migratory, so it may have trouble tracking east into potential new winter range projected by Audubon's climate model. On the whole, the model projects a contraction within current ranges during both seasons, with a loss of 58 percent of current summer range and 44 percent of current winter range. As a result, this species will especially need assistance in weathering climate change's effects on its remaining core range within northern California and southern Oregon.