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 gorgeous, ethereal, spiraling songs of Sprague’s Pipits fill the air of the high plains during June and July. Literally. The birds deliver their songs from hundreds of feet in the air. But if Audubon's climate model projections are correct, those songs may be silenced before the end of the century. The model projects a 100 percent loss of current summer range by 2080, paired with a complete loss of all climatically suitable summer range in the future. The winter range is projected to shift completely and shrink by half, but that may be a faulty assumption, since most Sprague’s Pipits currently winter in Mexico and are not factored into the model’s projections. None of that will matter if there is no breeding habitat left in the summer.