Where it lives
The Lewis Woodpecker winters as far south as Mexico, returning to BC in the spring. It seeks old growth forests, preferring the Ponderosa Pine/grassland zone.
Lewis’s Woodpeckers are BLUE-LISTED in British Columbia, meaning they are at risk, mainly from habitat loss, due to logging and agriculture as well as urban sprawl in some parts of the Province. Wildfire suppression also limits snags appropriate for breeding.
- The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- Birds of Canada
- Campbell and Kennedy
- BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer