Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

By Davis Jensen

The Common Red Cockaded Woodpecker is endangered

Common Name: Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Specific Name: Picoides borealis

Region Found in NC: National forest mostly; once common in the vast tracts of long leaf pines; now they also are found in loblolly, slash, and some other pine stands in the southeastern pine flatwoods.

Why are they endangered? The old growth pine where they live burn frequently and deforestation is only making the situation worse.

What can be done to protect it? We can look for different places to build communities. We can also plan more national park areas to protect the trees that they live in.