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 ghostly fluttering of the White-tailed Kite is a common sight in open, grassy habitats from California to central Chile. The species has been expanding its range in many areas, including major parts of Mexico and Central America, for several decades, and Audubon's climate model shows continued potential for expansion. However, it also shows a 51 percent loss of current summer range by 2080. The projected suitable climate space along the Atlantic Coast (in the Carolinas, for instance) might offer room for expansion from the recent range gains in Florida.