Tag: black-backed woodpecker

August 16, 2019

For fire-dependent woodpeckers, megafires are too intense

Species like the black-backed woodpecker historically have relied on landscapes shaped by high-intensity forest fires, but researchers recently found the intense megafires that now burn across California and the West...

July 17, 2018

Mixed severity fire best for birds in Sierra Nevada

Like Goldilocks, birds prefer it just right when it comes to severity and time after wildfires, researchers found. Some like it hot. Some not so much. To accommodate a diversity...