Further reading and resources for you to pursue. This is not an exhaustive list. It will be updated as our Research Committee continues their review of current research.
Audubon Watchlist: Red-headed Woodpecker.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Red-head page.
Cornell Birds of Forested Landscapes Red-head page.
Red-headed Woodpeckers in Ontario: Research.
Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery
Publications from the Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery team. Many thanks to all the contributors who have generously provided information, photos and resources.
Two page bulletin with background information on red-heads, population trends and what you can do.
Save that Snag! Information on why wildlife trees are important and what you can do to preserve them.
Wanted Poster. A fun public relations piece to show what red-heads look like and highlight that they need our help.
Scientific Articles, Papers, Books
General Species Information
Smith, K. G., J. H. Withgott, and P. G. Rodewald. 2000. Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus). In The Birds of North America, No. 518 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.-- 28 pages of red-head info. Available online to subscribers only: Courtesy Preview.
-- Can also be found in many libraries or purchased here: Buteo Books.
King, R. S., K. E. Brashear and M. Reiman. 2007. Red-headed Woodpecker nest-habitat thresholds in restored savannas. Journal of Wildlife Management 71(1):30-35. Abstract.
King, R. S. and W. Mueller. 8/2005. The return of the loud redheads. Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine. Return of the Loud Redheads.
Rodewald, A. D., M. J. Santiago, and P. G. Rodewald. 2004. Conservation of red-headed woodpeckers on midwestern golf courses. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online 3(15):1-7. Red-headed Woodpeckers on Midwestern Golf Courses.
Cristol, D. A. and A. D. Rodewald. 2005. Introduction: Can golf courses play a role in bird conservation? Wildlife Society Bulletin 2005, 33(2):407-410. Abstract.
Rodewald, P. G., M. J. Santiago, and A. D. Rodewald. 2005. Habitat use of breeding redheaded woodpeckers on golf courses in Ohio. Wildlife Society Bulletin 2005, 33(2):448-453. Abstract.
The Savanna Oak Foundation, Inc. Oak Savanna Restoration and Management.
Belwin Conservancy. Restoring Oak-Savanna.
Excellent information regarding the value of wildlife trees. Animal Inn: There’s life in dead trees.