US Forest Service
Woodpeckers serve as primary cavity excavators in fire-dominated forests. Secondary cavity users (SCU’s) rely heavily on cavities excavated by woodpeckers. Woodpecker species are declining, and some are now locally threatened. Management needs answers. How is woodpecker reproductive success impacted by the behavior of woodpeckers, SCU’s, and predators?
Albrecht, Taylor; Christensen, Blake; Cowell, Sammy; Fischer, Phil; Gallegos, Ryan; Lorenz, Teresa; Panoussi, Mariah; Rodman, Taryn; Sabel, Ryan; Stassel, Allison; and Sullivan, Kim, "Murder She Wrote: Death and Drama in Nesting Woodpeckers" (2017). Biology Posters. Paper 157.