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do woodpeckers mate for life
Woodpeckers

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
Woodpeckers

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
Woodpeckers

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 […]

what do orioles sound like
Orioles

What Does An Oriole Sound Like?

Baltimore Orioles stand out with their bright orange plumage and their beautiful bird song. They winter in the tropics and during this time you are not likely to hear them sing like you do during their summer migration. Where can you hear them? You’re most likely to see and hear […]

when do orioles migrate north
Orioles

When Do Orioles Migrate North?

Orioles are beautiful, colorful birds and for most of us we get to see them during their summer migration. Although there are about 30 species of oriole, there are only 5 which we commonly see. Some species are resident all year round, while others spend winter in the south and […]