Red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW)
In North Carolina, the RCW is limited mostly to the longleaf pine belts of the Sandhills region and the lower Coastal Plain. It is typically found in fire-maintained pine or pine-hardwood forests that include mature trees (60 years and older) that it uses to excavate cavities for roosting and nesting.
- RCW Ecology
- USFWS Red-cockaded Woodpecker Fact Sheet
- Cornell Lab or Ornithology All About Birds – Red-cockaded Woodpecker Overview
- Sandhills Ecological Institute – RCW Population Status and Biology
- RCW Information for Private Landowners
- Red-cockaded Woodpecker Distribution and Abundance in North Carolina