Red-bellied Woodpecker – 5/8/19

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/8/19

Observation Time: 10:20 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Red-bellied woodpecker

Scientific Name: Melanerpes carolinus

Comments: I kept hearing their distinctive kwirr call in a certain area, so I investigated. When I finally spotted them, I saw they were nesting in a cavity high in a dead tree.

Sharon is at the northern edge of the red-bellied woodpecker’s range. It is a year-round resident.

More Information: All About Birds