The red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) has been a
federally protected endangered species since 1970 and is federally
listed as endangered in Florida.
Florida hosts approximately 25 percent of the nation's
red-cockaded woodpecker population, with an estimated 1,100 active
family groups. Many of Florida's populations are carefully managed
on public lands, the largest of which are Apalachicola National
Forest and Eglin Air Force Base. FWC estimates 55-85 active groups
reside on private lands, with the largest concentrations in the
south-central and southern portions of the state.
Red-cockaded woodpeckers are found throughout Florida.