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 bald-headed Wood Stork was once almost eliminated from the United States, but since receiving protected status in the early 20th century, numbers have increased dramatically. The species is now quite common in Florida. Audubon's climate model projects a 98 percent of current summer range by 2080. The species is distributed throughout the Neotropics, so replacement from further south may be possible. Interestingly, the model hints at a known annual phenomenon in Texas. That is, every summer, Wood Storks from eastern Mexico fly north after breeding to spend late summer and fall in Texas, before flying back south to winter and breed again.