Critical Habitat Descriptions in the Canada Gazette

Description of Lewis’s Woodpecker critical habitat in Vaseux-Bighorn National Wildlife Area and Vaseux Lake Bird Sanctuary

The Lewis’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) is a migratory bird protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act as threatened. In Canada, the Lewis’s Woodpecker is typically found in open, mature ponderosa pine forests; riparian black cottonwood stands adjacent to open areas; and recently logged or burned coniferous forests with standing snags in the Okanagan, Similkameen, Thompson, and Boundary regions of British Columbia.

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