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.
The Wood Duck will be located along the Broadway Corridor at Ilka Tanya Payán Park, at 157th Street.