This book is a complete guide to the natural history, ecology, and conservation of North America’s 23 woodpecker species. From the iconic Woody Woodpecker to the ubiquitous Northern Flicker, woodpeckers have long captivated our attention.
Their astonishing anatomy makes them one of the most specialized bird families in the world, and their keystone ecological roles in our forests and woodlands makes them some of the most important birds on the continent.
This comprehensive and authoritative guide to the natural history, ecology, and conservation of North America’s 23 woodpecker species goes far beyond identification. It explores their unique anatomy and their fascinating and often comical behaviors; it covers each species’ North American conservation status; and it showcases over 250 stunning photographs of woodpeckers in their natural habitats, plus easy-to-read figures and range maps. This reference guide is an essential addition to every birder's library.
Get your copy of the The Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America.
Steve will be participating in a variety of birding festivals as part of promoting the May release of his new book, The Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America.
We hope to see you at one of these events.
Feb 18, OREGON: East Cascades Audubon Birders' Night; Bend.
March 3–6,MEXICO: Vallarta Bird Festival, Vallarta Botanical Gardens.
March 11–13, COLOMBIA: Colombia Bird Fair, Choco Woodpecker Scouting Trip; Cali, Colombia.
April 8–10, OREGON:: Harney County Migratory Bird Festival.
Sep 9-11, OREGON: Oregon Birding Association Annual Conference, Bend, Oregon.
Sep 16–18, TEXAS: Rockport Hummer-Bird Festival Rockport, Texas.
Sept.27: Lane County Audubon, Eugene, Oregon
Sep 28-Oct 2, CALIFORNIA: Western Field Ornithologists' Annual Conference; Fortuna, California.
Nov 2-6, TEXAS: Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival,Harlingen, Texas
Nov.12: East Cascades Audubon Annual Meeting, Bend, Oregon
Steve was recently interviewed on NPR affiliate radio station WICN 90.5 FM in Worchester, MA. Host Mark Lynch chatted with Steve about woodpeckers and his new book, the Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America. Listen to the interview on the WICN website.
Stephen and Christine have teamed up to create new videos for their tours, using photos and video clips from previous visits to these destinations, and compiling them in the editing software, Camtasia.
Here are the latest ones created for our upcoming tours >>>