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 widespread and incredibly beautiful Wood Duck may be forced north by climate change, putting stress on the bird. Audubon's climate model predicts a 69 percent loss of current summer range by 2080, with much of their climate range moving into north central Canada. Provided that female Wood Ducks can find nesting cavities in their newly available breeding regions, the migratory nature of the species may help it on its journey. Like members of most migratory waterfowl species, many Wood Ducks will probably begin to winter further north as wintertime ice-free conditions spread that direction.