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.
This species has two populations with distinct life history strategies. On the coastal plain, it prefers pines to nest in. In the interior (the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys, for instance), it prefers sycamore trees along rivers. Audubon's climate model projects a 59 precent loss of current summer range by 2080, with much of the suitable climate space having shifted northeast. Whether the trees the bird requires will be available in those areas remains to be seen. Many Yellow-throated Warblers winter in Middle America and the West Indies, so the predicted potential winter expansion in the southeast may be conservative.