The Red-bellied Woodpecker is a year-round resident of the eastern half of the U.S. (Sibley 2014). Montana has a few historic records of this species (Montana Bird Distribution Committee 2012).
For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.
Direct Evidence of Breeding
Indirect Evidence of Breeding