The Red-headed Woodpecker Research and Recovery Project is a program of the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis and the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. Since 2008, citizen scientists have monitored Cedar Creek’s oak savannas to learn more about red-headed woodpecker nesting and breeding behavior. In 2017, our work expanded to address critical knowledge gaps about the habitat needs of red-headed woodpeckers to inform oak savanna restoration activities to benefit this species and other oak habitat specialists.
Citizen science projects are a great way for people of all backgrounds to connect with nature and contribute to important scientific research. Throughout the summer, trained volunteer citizen scientists conduct nest monitoring surveys within specific areas of the oak savanna at Cedar Creek to collect data for the project. This is a great opportunity to participate in scientific research and to earn hours you may need for Master Naturalist or similar volunteer programs!
Support the Red-headed Woodpecker Research and Recovery Project! Your financial contribution will further the research and conservation work that we are able to do to protect red-headed woodpeckers and their habitat. All funds contributed support research, education and outreach, public events, citizen science projects, and conservation and restoration of oak savanna habitats. Please support these efforts with your tax-deductible contribution to the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis.