Woodpeckers

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 […]

do woodpeckers eat other birds

Do Woodpeckers Eat Other Birds!?

If you were to ask others if they thought woodpeckers ate other birds, you’d be forgiven for thinking that they do not. Woodpeckers have a reputation for being noisy and a bit of a pest, but not for eating other birds. The reality is that some species do sometimes eat […]

why do woodpeckers peck wood

Why Do Woodpeckers Peck Wood?

As the name suggests, woodpeckers always seem to be making holes in wood. They can peck up to 12,000 times every day, and when they peck, they have a purpose. Some people think that when they are drilling holes in your home they are simply being a pest, but they […]

do woodpeckers get headaches

How Do Woodpeckers Not Hurt Their Brains!?

You’d think that banging your head on wood all day would give you a massive headache. If we tried it, we’d certainly do ourselves some harm, but woodpeckers have their own ways of protecting their head and their brain. Why do woodpeckers peck? If you see a woodpecker pecking it […]

how to attract woodpeckers to your yard

How To Attract Woodpeckers To Your Yard

Woodpeckers are resident in the US all year round, so if you can attract them to your garden, you may be able to see them and their families for many years to come. Like all birds if you create a welcoming environment which offers the right food, water and shelter, […]