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 Sharp-tailed Grouse is the smaller and more forest-dwelling cousin of the two prairie-chickens. Audubon’s climate model projects a range shift and significant decrease in available summer area of climate space. Much of the model’s remaining summer available area, however, is within the current range of the species, so the 76 percent loss in summer range is of considerable concern. The species’ winter range appears is also predicted to shift, with under half remaining stable through 2080.