Photo: Al Case/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Size: 
166.3 sq. mi.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is a fascinating ecological landscape that hosts nearly 100 breeding birds, many of which are neotropical migrants that winter in Central or South America. The park’s climate is projected to improve for frequently-sighted warblers such as MacGillivray’s and Wilson’s; however, it will likely worsen for migrant Song and Golden-crowned Sparrows. Raptors from Golden Eagles to Northern Harriers to Cooper’s Hawks could also have trouble as the park’s climate changes. By and large, bird populations in the park will continue to find suitable conditions, so it will be incumbent upon land managers to reduce disturbance and maintain as much suitable habitat as possible.

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Suitable climate for these species is currently available in the park. This list is derived from National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring data and eBird observations. Note, however, there are still imperfections in these datasets.

These are species that may find the new climate conditions of this park suitable by 2050. But projected changes in climate suitability are not definitive predictions of future species ranges or abundances. Numerous other factors affect where species occur, including habitat quality, food abundance, species adaptability, and the availability of microclimates.

Within this park, suitable climate for these birds ceases to occur by 2050. Species may either adapt to the park’s new climate or may follow suitable climate elsewhere.

Suitable climate for these species is currently available in the park. This list is derived from National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring data and eBird observations. Note, however, there are still imperfections in these datasets.

These are species that may find the new climate conditions of this park suitable by 2050. But projected changes in climate suitability are not definitive predictions of future species ranges. Numerous other factors affect where species occur, including habitat quality, food abundance, species adaptability, and the availability of microclimates.

Within this park, suitable climate for these birds ceases to occur by 2050. Species may either adapt to the park’s new climate or may follow suitable climate elsewhere.

This Park in Context

The extent of turnover, potential colonization, and potential extirpation varies among the 53 national parks featured on this website. Below, see how this park compares to others in summer and winter. Click on a circle to explore results for another park.

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Tundra Swans. Photo: William Pohley/Audubon Photography Awards

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