Family: (Picidae) Woodpeckers
Preferred Habitat: Mature pine forests.
Seasonal Occurrence: Rare in all seasons.
Notes: Red-cockaded Woodpeckers are a federally-listed Endangered Species. Jesse Jones State Forest close to Conroe is the best location in our area to find them. Females and males look very similar; the small red "cockade" of the male is often not visible. Nest sites may be recognized by the oozing white pine sap next to the holes.
- Susan Billetdeaux