Monday, December 30, 2013

news on the continuing decline of the Red-headed Woodpecker

The Red-headed Woodpecker is a favorite of many. Sadly, the species continues to decline.
Boreal Hardwood Transition BCR
Here are two graphs showing BBS results for this species across the two Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs) that cover a portion of WI and the Upper Midwest. A number of threats are acting on RHWO populations, and they have not abated. Although you may see a few more individuals, and there may be improvements in numbers at a local level, the rangewide decline goes on. To learn more, go to these links:

From southern Canada: 
http://www.redheadedwoodpecker.ca/threaths.php

BirdLife RHWO species info:
http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=574

All About Birds RHWO info:
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/red-headed_woodpecker/lifehistory

Prairie Hardwood Transition BCR

No comments:

Post a Comment