Watching Your Woodpeckers – Free Mini-guide
Woodpeckers offer an endlessly fascinating study in bird behavior and style. The more you watch, the more engaging they become. Part of it is anatomy. Their broad wings, stiff tail feathers, and unusual toe arrangement are ideally combined for maneuvering quickly through your trees and bushes, screeching to a halt, and grabbing onto the bark with their feet in a perfect, amazing vertical landing. Then, using their tail for counterbalance, they almost rappel down your tree, tail first, until they reach their goal.
Almost all woodpeckers are year-round residents in their territories, so as you get to know the woodpeckers in your neighborhood and yard, you can enjoy them throughout the year.
The Birdzilla Mini-guide to Woodpeckers includes descriptions of 10 of the most common or interesting woodpeckers of the United States and Canada, plus images of the remaining 12 woodpecker species that normally call North America home. The guide is in a PDF format suitable for printing.
The file also contains mp3 recordings of the calls of the following woodpecker species: