Insert modifications improve access to artificial red-cockaded woodpecker nest cavities

  • Published source details Edwards J.W., Stevens E.E. & Dachelet C.A. (1997) Insert modifications improve access to artificial red-cockaded woodpecker nest cavities. Journal of Field Ornithology, 68, 228-234.


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Provide artificial nesting sites for woodpeckers

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Bird Conservation
  1. Provide artificial nesting sites for woodpeckers

    A small study in open pine forests in South Carolina, USA (Edwards et al. 1997), found that modifying seven red-cockaded woodpecker Picoides borealis inserts did not alter the behaviour of the male woodpeckers using the inserts. They were modified by drilling a 7.7 cm hole in the front, approximately 12 cm below the entrance and fitting a plug in it. The purpose was to allow easy inspection of the inserts.


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