The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a petition with the California Fish and Game Commission to get the Black-backed Woodpecker protection in California.  The bird, dependent on beetles that exist in “post-fire snag-forests,” has been declining with the increase in salvage logging that removes partially burnt trees, depriving the woodpecker of needed food.  The Record-Searchlight has the story (and some seriously demented commenters).

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.