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  • It’s a girl(s)! Endangered woodpeckers deliver the goods at Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

    June 27, 2017 | 4 minute read

    Suffolk, Virginia — The matchmaking has paid off. Biologists this week report that red-cockaded woodpeckers trucked from the Carolinas have bred and raised two chicks at Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The two young mark a milestone in the effort to establish a new population of the endangered bird since it was last seen there more than 40 years ago. The two chicks hatched in mid-May. Biologists with the Center for Conservation Biology and U.  Learn more...

  • A woodpecker perched on a tree with a bug in its mouth
    Information icon A red-cockaded woodpecker has dinner outside its nesting cavity. Photo by USFWS.

    Endangered woodpeckers translocated to Great Dismal Swamp after a 40-year absence

    October 29, 2015 | 3 minute read

    Four pairs of endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers took flight in their new home last Friday at Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Suffolk, Virginia, which hasn’t seen the woodpecker since 1974. The goal is to establish Virginia’s second population and the only population to date on public land, as well as to boost populations at the northern limit of the species’ natural range in the state. “The potential to restore the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker to Great Dismal Swamp is very exciting,” said refuge manager Chris Lowie.  Learn more...

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