Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Historic Range of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers in Texas

Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Red-cockaded Woodpecker

The Red-cockaded Woodpecker, historically occurred with regularity in the counties listed below.

Map of Texas showing historic range of Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Circle Legend Notation Red Circle indicates Sighting Reports in Brazos,
Red River and Waller counties.

Square Legend Notation Red Square indicates Specimen Record
in Tarrant County.

Star Legend Notation Red Star indicates Breeding Record with
Specimen in Lavaca and Lee counties.

Texas Counties in the Historic Range of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker:

Anderson (partial), Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Chambers, Cherokee, Gregg, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Marion, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Panola, Polk, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Titus (partial), Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Walker, and Wood (partial).

Present Range of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers in Texas (as of 1999)

The RCW currently occurs in the eastern counties of Texas as shown on the map below. Counties and numbers of occurrences are listed below the map.

Map of Texas showing present range of Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Legend for Map Showing Current Range

Legend for Map of Current RCW Range

Counties having Current Occurrence of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers:
  1. Counties having more than 10 groups:
    Houston, Jasper, Montgomery, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto and Walker
  2. Counties having 3 to 10 groups:
    Angelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Newton, Shelby, and Trinity
  3. Counties having 1 or 2 groups:
    Nacogdoches, Polk, and Tyler
  4. Counties which are extirpated:
    Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Chambers, Gregg, Harris, Harrison, Jefferson, Liberty, Marion, Morris, Orange, Rusk, Smith, Titus (partial), and Upshur

For Additional Information write to:

Wildlife Diversity Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
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