Red-headed woodpecker, atop a utility pole in Forest Park. Though the recent study on North America’s declining bird population lists an overall increase for the woodpecker family of birds, Cornell says the red-headed woodpecker’s numbers “declined by over 2% per year from 1966 to 2014, resulting in a cumulative decline of 70%, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey.” The red-headed woodpecker was on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List, “which lists bird species that are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered without conservation action,” according to Cornell. (Source: Tom Gordon)