On July 14th 2019, there were two blitzes looking for Red-headed Woodpeckers in IBAs. The first was in the North, West and East Shoal Lakes IBA (see here and here). A group from the Brandon Naturalists, Gillian, Glennis, Louanne and Kathryn, set out in two groups to look for Red-headed Woodpeckers. They looked in an area on the east side of the IBA, focusing on previous sightings. In total they found breeding pairs, all marked on the map below. They also found a single dead bird on the road.
Thank you to everyone who took this initiative to go and find these endangered birds in this IBA!