downy vs hairy woodpecker

Downy Vs Hairy Woodpecker: Learn Their Differences

Downy woodpeckers look very similar to hairy woodpeckers, so it can be difficult to tell them apart. However, there are some differences between the two species which we’ll discuss in more detail in order to make identification easier for you. In a nutshell, hairy woodpeckers are larger than their downy […]

why do woodpeckers peck wood

Why Do Woodpeckers Peck Wood? [Food, Nesting & Territory]

There are basically three reasons why woodpeckers peck wood. They are either searching for food, building a cavity to nest in or establishing their territory. Although woodpeckers are not intentionally destructive, their constant pecking can cause some damage to trees and other wooden structures. But, they’re really just doing what […]

Why Do Woodpeckers Peck on Metal?

A most beautiful and socially fascinating bird type, the woodpecker is a favorite in many a yard. Though not the most common of birds seen at the feeder, once a woodpecker finds that most attractive yard, they often return every season. However, some people with regular visiting woodpeckers will tell […]

woodpecker ultimate guide

Woodpeckers [The Ultimate Guide]

If you’ve ever seen a woodpecker then you’ll know that they have a very appropriate name. They seem to be constantly pecking on wood, and they don’t really care what the wood is or where it is. There is usually a reason for it and once they start, you can’t […]

do woodpeckers mate for life

Do Woodpeckers Mate For Life?

Most woodpecker species are monogamous and will mate for life. Some species, such as the Acorn Woodpecker are polygamous, and the female will mate with several birds during the mating season. Finding a mate While some birds entertain their mates with impressive courtship displays, the woodpecker prefers to drum to […]