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Red-Cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)

Federal Register | Recovery | Critical Habitat | Conservation Plans | Petitions | Life History

Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

22 cm. Rather small black-and-white woodpecker with longish bill. Above black barred white. Below white with black spots on flanks. Black crown, nape and moustachial stripe border white cheeks and side of neck. Male has small red mark on the side of nape. Juvenile browner with variable extent of red on crown.

 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
10-13-1970 Southeast Region (Region 4) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
09-12-2005 70 FR 53807 53808 5-Year Review of Eight Southeastern Species
03-20-2003 68 FR 13719 13720 Notice of Availability of the Second Revision of the Recovery Plan for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
11-21-2002 67 FR 70237 70240 Reopening of Public Comment Period for the Technical/Agency Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
06-28-2002 67 FR 43678 43680 Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment and Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit by Woodlands Group L.L.C. in Livingston Parish, LA
04-17-2001 66 FR 19792 19794 Availability of a Draft Combined Environmental Assessment and Habitat Conservation Plan, Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact, and Notice of Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit by Plum Creek Timber Company for Forest Management and Timber Harvest on Plum Creek Lands in Arkansas and Louisiana
10-17-2000 65 FR 61355 Notice To Extend the Public Comment Period for the Technical Agency Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker(Picoides borealis)
09-13-2000 65 FR 55270 55269 Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) for Review and Comment
10-13-1970 35 FR 16047 16048 Appendix D - United States List of Endangered Native Fish and Wildlife; 35 FR 16047 16048
08-25-1970 35 FR 13519 13520 Notice of Proposed Rule Making (Conservation of Endangered Species and Other Fish or Wildlife)

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
03-20-2003 Red-cockaded Woodpecker Recovery Plan, Second Revision View Implementation Progress Final Revision 2
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
09-12-2005 70 FR 53807 53808 5-Year Review of Eight Southeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review
03-20-2003 68 FR 13719 13720 Notice of Availability of the Second Revision of the Recovery Plan for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
09-13-2000 65 FR 55270 55269 Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) for Review and Comment
  • Notice Recovery Plan Avail.
Five Year Review
Date Title
10-05-2006 Red-cockaded Woodpecker 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Red-Cockaded woodpecker, Entire.

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Ben McCutcheon
Charles Ingram Lumber Co., Amos McLeod
City Gate
Cone, Ben (Cone's Folly)
Cooper-Turner
Friendfield Plantation, Inc.
Gasque/Felkel
Holnam, Inc./HCR Limestone
Jack Primus Tract
Litchfield Company
Misstex Red-cockaded Woodpecker HCP
Oncor HCP
On Top of the World
Plum Creek Timber Company
Potlatch
Red Oak Timber Co.
State of Georgia
Vestcor Fund XV, Limited
Virginia-Carolina Properties RCW HCP
Virginia McIntosh
Windover Farms/Pineda Crossing
Woodlands Group LLC
Safe Harbor Agreements (SHA): (learn more)
SHA Plan Summaries
AL DCNR Statewide RCW
A Plan to Provide Safe Harbor Assurances to Landowners in VA who Voluntarily Agree to Enhance Habitat for the Endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission RCW Statewide
GA DNR Statewide RCW
GA DNR Statewide RCW Amendment 1
GA DNR Statewide RCW HCP & SHA - Amendment #2
LA DWF Statewide RCW
Martin Branch Woodland Tract (Lambert) SHA
MSU Safe Harbor for RCW on the John W. Starr Memorial Forest
NC Sandhills RCW
NC Statewide RCW
SC DNR Statewide RCW
Texas State-wide Red-Cockaded Woodpecker "Safe Harbor" Plan

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

» Other Resources

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