The Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

Leuconotopicus borealis

This species can be found in the Sandhill and Coastal regions of North Carolina.

The Red-Cockaded Woodpecker is considered an endangered species, because their habitat, which consists mainly of trees, is being destroyed for building and other reasons. Forest fires also lead to the destruction of this species natural habitat. The Red-Cockaded Woodpecker also feeds mostly on bugs the live in these trees they live in, and when these trees are cut down, the birds loose their habitat and food source, making survival for these birds incredibly hard.

How Can We Help?

To help protect this species, many counties in North Carolina with Red-Cockaded Woodpecker clusters have began to make regulations, and protect the areas where this species live even more closely in the past. The goal is to make the species more stable, and allow for reproduction to occur until the species is no longer endangered.