Red-headed Woodpecker

(Melanerpes erythrocephalus)

Status: Summer Resident. Last recorded on site in 2021
Breeding Status:-
1987-1991: Confirmed1992-1996: Likely but not confirmed
1997-2001: Confirmed2002-2006: Likely but not confirmed
2007-2011: Confirmed2017-2021: Likely but not confirmed

The Patuxent web-site provides more general information about this species.
At this time of year, this species is rare on site.

Occurred as an uncommon summer resident and breeder. However, numbers have declined steadily and since year 2000, records have been scarce on site. Breeding birds are most often found in the woods along Indian Creek.

Photographer: Gene Oleynik.