Yellow bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied sapsucker

If you’ve ever walked through the forest and noticed a row of shallow holes in tree bark, you should know that that’s the work of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. As their name implies, these birds lap up the leaking sap and trapped insects inside the tree trunks, creating these rows of

Black-backed Woodpecker

Black-backed woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpeckers, like the American Three-toed Woodpeckers, are not commonly seen birds despite being louder than the latter. These birds are well-associated with burned forests, mainly because of their ability to locate these forests in just 1-4 weeks after a forest fire.  In this article, we will learn more about

American Three-toed Woodpecker

American three-toed woodpecker

American Three-toed Woodpeckers are small woodpeckers in North America that are not attracting much attention. They are often quiet, just perching against a tree without any movements, making it harder for any passersby to notice.  In this article, we will learn more about American Three-toed Woodpeckers. We’ll discuss:  So if

Lewis's Woodpecker

Lewis’s woodpecker

Lewis’s Woodpeckers are known to be one of the larger woodpecker species. Despite being named a woodpecker, these birds don’t seem to act like one. They feed by catching insects on flight and fly like a crow.  Even their color is different from what you’d usually see on other woodpeckers,

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Golden-fronted woodpecker

Golden-fronted Woodpeckers are North American woodpeckers commonly found in open woodlands. They look very similar to Red-bellied Woodpeckers, but what makes them distinct is their golden forehead, where their name came from.  In this article, we will learn more about the Golden-fronted Woodpecker. We’ll discuss:  So if you want to

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Ladder-backed woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpeckers are small-sized woodpeckers commonly found in deserts and thorn forests. These areas are almost treeless, making it such a wonder how these small birds live in this kind of environment.  In this article, we will learn more about these Ladder-backed Woodpeckers. We’ll discuss:  So if you want to

Red-cockaded woodpecker

Red-cockaded Woodpeckers are small woodpeckers known to excavate exclusively in living pine trees. For this reason, the disappearance of many pine trees caused its tremendous decline, which led to these birds becoming rare and endangered local bird species.  In this article, we will learn more about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker. We’ll

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-headed woodpecker

Red-headed woodpeckers also named a flying checkerboard, are birds known for their bold colored red heads, white bodies, blue-black backs, and half white, half black wings. Despite being named a woodpecker, they are only one of the very few North American woodpeckers that store food and even cover them.  In

Male Purple Finch

Purple finch

The Purple Finch is known as the “sparrow dipped in raspberry juice” because of its reddish color. They have a very similar resemblance to House Finches but appear to be redder. They are irregular backyard visitors in winter as their movements would usually depend on the food sources. In this

American Crow close-up view

American crow

The American Crow is a well-known bird across North America. They are very intelligent birds. Their all-black plumage makes them very easy to recognize even from afar. You’ll often see them in large groups by the roadsides, treetops, fields, and other open areas. In this article, we are going to

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