Woodpeckers



The red-headed woodpecker migrates into North Dakota during the late spring from mid-Atlantic and southern states.  They nest in dead trees and feed on insects, nuts and fruits.  They can catch insects in midair and will store food in caches.  The red-headed woodpecker is very territorial and will chase other birds from food sources.


Red-headed Woodpeckers




Hairy Woodpeckers



The juvenile male Hairy Woodpecker has red patch on top of his head.


Juvenile Male


Adult female does not have a red patch



Adult males have a red patch at the back of the head.

The hairy woodpecker lives here year-round and feeds on insects, nuts, berries and tree sap. They like to peck, usually on trees, but have been known to peck on window frames and house siding, to the homeowners consternation.


Downy Woodpecker


Downy Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

 June 11, 2020



Downy Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

 June 11, 2020



Red-headed Woodpecker

General Sibley Park, Bismarck, North Dakota

July 27, 2020



2021 Photos


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 13, 2021



Downy Woodpecker

General Sibley Park, Bismarck, North Dakota

May 17, 2021



Downy Woodpecker

General Sibley Park, Bismarck, North Dakota

May 17, 2021



Downy Woodpecker

General Sibley Park, Bismarck, North Dakota

May 17, 2021



Red-headed Woodpeckers



Red-headed Woodpecker

General Sibley Park, Bismarck, North Dakota

May 17, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 5, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 5, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 5, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 5, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 5, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 5, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 5, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 5, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 5, 2021



Red-headed Woodpeckers

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 18, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 18, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 18, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 18, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 19, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 19, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 23, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 23, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 23, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 23, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 23, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 23, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 23, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 24, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 24, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 24, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 24, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 24, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 24, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 24, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 24, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 24, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

June 25, 2021



Red-headed Woodpecker

Burleigh County, North Dakota

July 9, 2023



Upside Down Meal!


Downy Woodpeckers eat insects, seeds and berries!


Downy Woodpecker

Burleigh County, North Dakota


Photo of the Day- June 1, 2024