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BirdLife International: Near-Threatened
Audubon WatchList 2007: Yellow
American Bird Conservancy WatchList 2007: Yellow
Partners In Flight Watch List: Moderately Abundant or Widespread with Declines or High Threats
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We have a abundance of red headed woodpeckers on our property. And in return they are destroying our trees. I was wondering if it is legal to shoot them and if not how to we get rid of them?
No, Red-headed Woodpeckers are found only in the eastern two-thirds of North America. Your bird might be Red-breasted Sapsucker, which has a red head. I don't have any photos of that species on the site yet, but you can find some by searching.
Are these found in California? We have some type of red headed woodpecker in our oak tree
NE Colorado is at the western edge of the species' range. It is uncommon in that area, and declining overall - see the conservation links in blue above for more info.
We have spotted and taken photos of this bird in NE Colo. Can anyone tell me if this is a common bird for this region? Its the first time I have seen one.
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