The White-headed Woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus) breeds in Canada only in the south Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Numbers fluctuate significantly, but the present provincial population is almost certainly fewer than 100 birds. The White-headed Woodpecker requires mature to old-growth stands of ponderosa pine with a high density of snags for nesting and feeding, and depends on ponderosa pine seeds for much of its food. Considering its low population, narrow habitat requirements and shrinking habitat availability, the White-headed Woodpecker should be considered Threatened in British Columbia.
Cannings, R.J.. 1995. Status of the White-headed Woodpecker in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Species Status Report. B80