Plight of threatened Red-headed Woodpecker highlights need for holistic conservation strategy


Like many species including moose, and golden winged warblers, the red headed woodpecker thrive in habitats that are transitional in nature. Younger, disturbed forests that have not yet reached maturity or open forest areas where the boreal blends into grasslands can offer ideal conditions for these annual migrants. It’s a species in peril that underlines the importance of conserving landscapes of sufficient size to allow for natural processes to like habitat succession and natural fires, to occur. Read our newest blog on the challenges facing this species.