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Red cockaded woodpecker

Posted May 2, 2017

The Red-cockaded Woodpecker’s habitat –longleaf pines in the Southeast—was once shaped by the region’s frequent lightning fires. The species was listed as Endangered in 1970 after drastic decline of original habitat. | Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Red-cockaded Woodpecker’s habitat –longleaf pines in the Southeast—was once shaped by the region’s frequent lightning fires. The species was listed as Endangered in 1970 after drastic decline of original habitat. | Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service