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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.

Photo by Jim Gindorff