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.
With its incredible breeding display that incorporates literally running on water, the Western Grebe is an iconic species of the western North American wetlands. Audubon's climate model projects a 96 percent loss of current summer range by 2080—not good news. It is, however, a migratory species that is prone to wandering (even to the east), so it may be able to locate new habitat if it becomes available. This species is so similar to the Clark’s Grebe (especially in winter plumage) that identification at that time of year can be difficult, requiring caution when interpreting the winter range projections.