Woodpeckers are some of the most iconic birds of the avian world, with their striking colors and distinctive drumming. But are differences between male and female woodpeckers? While there are many similarities between male and female woodpeckers, there are also some distinct disparities. Below we’ll explore the differences between male […]
The 8 Most Amazing Woodpeckers in Virginia [ID & Pictures]
Woodpeckers are one of the most incredible birds on earth. Virginia has its share of these stunning birds that will amaze you with their ability to perform seemingly impossible tasks. If you live in the Old Dominion, you’re likely familiar with the downy woodpeckers in your hood or nearby woods. […]
How To Attract Pileated Woodpeckers [6 Simple Tips To Follow]
Pileated woodpeckers are intriguing birds that many bird lovers would love to attract to their gardens. Is there a secret to attracting these bright birds to come and visit you? There are, in fact, some proven ways that you can try and attract pileated woodpeckers to your garden. Primarily, you […]
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 […]
Woodpeckers In Florida [The 8 Species You’re Likely To See!]
Woodpeckers are fascinating birds to encounter in the wild and there are a variety of species that are commonly found in Florida. They are generally attracted to the pine forests found in the area but sadly, many of these are being cleared which has resulted in a lot of loss […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
The 5 Best Woodpecker Feeders They’ll Love!
If you want to attract woodpeckers to your garden, one way is to use a bird feeder. Woodpeckers love pecking to get to insects in the bark of trees, but they do need other food as well. A feeder not only provides them with essential food, but allows you to […]