Learn to attract and feed a variety of woodpeckers with this USA-focused pocket-sized guide.
The splash of red on black and white – few backyard guests are more exciting to behold than the Downy Woodpecker. And what can capture a bird-watcher's attention like a woodpecker drumming against a tree? You love these beloved birds, and you want to see them visiting your backyard or garden. Professional naturalist and award-winning author Stan Tekiela teaches you all that you need to know about woodpeckers, from flickers to sapsuckers.
The handy book is divided into three main sections. First, you'll learn all about woodpeckers: facts, range, habitat, calls, nests, and more. Up next, you'll be introduced to suet and other foods – such as seeds and grains – that keep woodpeckers coming back. In the third section, Stan tells you which feeders woodpeckers prefer and why. You'll also be given information on placing feeders, cleaning feeders, and protecting woodpeckers.
Find out how to make your yard into a habitat that woodpeckers will love. Then enjoy Stan's woodpecker photography, trivia, and quick tips. This is truly your guide to attracting and feeding woodpeckers!
All About Woodpeckers
Range & Habitat
Calls & Drumming
Eggs, Chicks & Juveniles
Peanuts & Peanut Butter
Seeds & Grains
Live & Dried Mealworms
Fresh & Dried Fruits
Storing Bird Food
Maintaining Feeders & Good Practices
Cleaning Your Feeders
About the Author
Naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer Stan Tekiela is the author of more than 190 field guides, nature books, children's books, wildlife audio CDs, puzzles and playing cards, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers and cacti in the United States. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 30 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada. He has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs. Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, his syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations.