In case you haven’t already noticed, there’s a problem with acorn woodpeckers in Walnut Creek’s Rossmoor Retirement Community.
The acorn woodpeckers are pecking holes in some of the buildings. This is a common problem when you construct buildings in the middle of an oak woodland open space area. Unfortunately, Rossmoor wants to kill up to 50 of these birds, rather than use some of the non-fatal solutions that are available to them.
A committee formed of members of our own local Mt. Diablo Audubon Society, using resources from a collection of renowned acorn woodpecker authorities from Cornell University, UC-Berkeley and UC-Davis, has volunteered to help Rossmoor solve their problem. And a volunteer from the Walnut Creek Open Space Association has also volunteered to set up artificial acorn woodpecker granaries around the problem areas to attract the woodpeckers AWAY from the buildings.
Killing the woodpeckers won’t solve the problem. New woodpeckers will simply move into the area to replace woodpeckers that are killed. That’s how the natural world works.
Instead, Rossmoor needs to listen to the experts and work with local volunteers to REALLY solve the problem WITHOUT killing any birds.
Please sign petition:
There’s a new Web site that has lots more details about Rossmoor and the acorn woodpeckers PLUS a petition that you can sign asking Rossmoor NOT TO KILL THE WOODPECKERS. Please sign it:
Thanks for caring. /Gary