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 small oriole is the lesser-known of the two orioles found in eastern North America. Flocks of hundreds, including rusty adult males, greenish females, and confusing black-throated green young males (often mistaken for warblers), can be seen migrating along the Gulf Coast in April. It prefers to breed in places with a low density of trees, like orchards, hedgerows and even backyards. While Audubon’s climate model predicts that just over one half of the U.S. and Canadian breeding range appears to be stable, with an additional 33 percent of adequate climate space becoming available, the climate space for winter in North America seems likely to change significantly, with only 7% stable by 2080. Most Orchard Orioles winter in the Neotropics.