Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

Nature inspires awe!

Red-headed Woodpecker

The Red-headed Woodpecker is a bird of Special Concern in Wisconsin. It’s habitat is being destroyed or allowed to degrade at faster rates than the bird can reproduce.

Wherever savannas are and beavers, you could find these birds. They love to be where standing dead trees are found. This is partially because they are ravenous insectivores, eating more insects that other North American woodpeckers! They are known to eat eggs and nestlings of other birds as well.

Males and females look alike. They equally defend the nest and they both feed the young. Most of their nests are from used flicker excavations.

Check our Wisconsin Bird Songs for their calls and All About Birds for more info.