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.
Year-round this sleek thrush favors conifer-dominated landscapes. Breeders inhabit the mountains inland, but extend to sea level with conifer forests. In winter, there is a lot of population movement, but typically within the West, with many birds finding their way to juniper woodlands in canyons and on the plains. Audubon's climate model projects a dramatic 91 percent loss of current summer range by 2080. While severe, the losses may turn out to be less than predicted, because the model over-predicts the occurrence of the Townsend’s Solitaire at the present time, placing it well to the east of where it actually occurs. Even so, some loss of suitable climate space appears to be in store within the range occupied today.