A Modification of Copeyon's Drilling Technique for Making Artificial Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Cavities

  • Authors: Taylor, William E.; Hooper, Robert G.
  • Publication Year: 1991
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
  • Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SE-72. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 31 p.
  • DOI: 10.2737/SE-GTR-72

Abstract

A modification to Copeyon's drilling technique for making highly effective artificial cavities for red-cockaded wookpeckers is described.The changes virtually eliminate the possibility of making a mistake in constructing cavities and reduces the learning time to less than 2 weeks.The basic change is the use of a 3-inch access hole that allows the relative position of the pith to be used to avoid breeching the sapwood and replaces routing the cavity with a single, precisely drilled hole.

  • Citation: Taylor, William E.; Hooper, Robert G. 1991. A Modification of Copeyon''s Drilling Technique for Making Artificial Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Cavities. Gen. Tech. Rep. SE-72. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 31 p.
  • Keywords: Picoides borealis, endangered species, Hurricane Hugo.
  • Posted Date: January 1, 2000
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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