Second confirmed occurrence of a Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes Erythrocephalus in British Columbia

Renee J. Franken and Cameron S. Gillies

Tierra Consulting, Box 245, Windermere, B.C. V0B 2L0

Abstract: A Red-headed Woodpecker observed on 22 June 1998 in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia is the second documented occurrence in the province. This raises the status of Red-headed Woodpecker in British Columbia from accidental to casual.

Key words: British Columbia, East Kootenay, extralimital occurrence, Melanerpes erythrocephalus, Red-headed Woodpecker

PDFicon Franken, R.J. and C.S. Gillies. 2001. Second confirmed occurrence of a Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) in British Columbia. British Columbia Birds 11:17-20.


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