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 dapper species (even the female has a bright red head with a black headband) is a target for many birders who visit the coniferous forests in the mountains of the southwestern United States. Audubon’s climate model projects a challenging future for this species in the U.S. in the summer, with only one-quarter of climate space remaining stable, with significant northward shifting. Since this is a migratory species, it may well be able to locate and utilize newly available habitat further north in places like southern Colorado. The species winters in Honduras, Guatemala, and (mostly) Mexico, and therefore is not modeled for the winter season.