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.
Although they overlap on the breeding grounds with other similar thrush species, Veeries tend to favor wetter woods. In most of their range, they occur in relatively low-elevation settings and in broadleaf forests, although there are exceptions to that rule in the Rockies. Audubon's climate model forecasts an 89 percent loss in current summer range by 2080, with substantial withdrawal from the current range and movement northward into an area generally characterized at the present time by conifer, not broadleaf, forests. If the Veery is to make the move to more northerly climes, it will likely require replacement of today’s conifer forests by invading broadleaf tree communities from the south.