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Adult Description Medium- to large-sized woodpecker. Back barred black-and-white. Brown face and neck. Male with red cap. Immature Description Juvenile is similar to adult, but duller and with restricted red on head of male.
Sweetwater Wetlands. Sweetwater Wetland is a constructed wetland located in Tucson between I-10 and the Santa Cruz River, near Prince Road. Built in 1996, it helps treat secondary effluent and backwash from the reclaimed water treatment system at adjacent Roger Road Wastewater Treatment Plant. Sweetwater serves as an environmental education facility and habitat for a wide variety of wildlife.