Woodpeckers

Great Blue Heron Chickadee


Flicker

120 Northern Flicker (Yellow-Shafted)

Yellow-shafted subspecies lives on the east side of North America throughout the states and much of Canada. Their range extends west into the plains and Texas. Its a common bird in many kinds of habitat with edges as well as towns and suburbs.

Flicker

121 Northern Flicker (Red-Shafted)

Red-shafted subspecies lives from the west side of the Great Plains to the West coast. Ecologically they are identical to the the Yellow-shafted and they do range to the higher altitudes out west.

Pileated Woodpecker

125 Pileated Woodpecker

Mainly a forest bird east of the Great Plains as well as up into Canada and on the West Coast. Dead standing trees are important to Pileated's and to many other kinds of woodpeckers.

Red-headed

126A Red-Headed Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpeckers live year round througManta Rayh out the southern and eastern parts of their range which is from the Great Plains eastward, and they breed up into Canada. Habitat wise they are a bit more specialized then more common woodpeckers species and their numbers are a declining. They like wooded areas that are relatively open and without a lot of understory. The transitions that beavers bring to a habitat are an example of desirable habitat.

Red-bellied

126B Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Common year round through out the eastern US. They frequent human habitat and attracted to back yards with feeders. They do have a reddish smudge on their belly that is not easily revealed as a field mark.