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 western counterpart to the Glossy Ibis, this pink-faced wading bird enjoys freshwater marshes. Audubon's climate model projects a 95 percent loss of current winter range by 2080, showing a strong northeastern shift. However, competition by Glossy Ibis will probably prevent this species from expanding eastward from its current range, dramatically decreasing the utilization of any newly available areas. In the west, the projected abandonment of California’s Central Valley bears monitoring, as water from marshes is diverted for human uses. There is also a large resident population of the species in South America.