Red-headed Woodpecker

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 Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) can be observed in the area during the breeding season and in reduced numbers over winter. The Refuge is on the south edge of this species wintering range. The species is listed as near threatened. They utilize dead or dying trees in deciduous forests along the river corridor, wetland edges, or wooded draws. Locally high abundance can be observed dependent upon adjacent habitat.