A visual journal exploring the birds of Inwood and Northern Manhattan

by Teri Tynes – writer, photographer, and illustrator


Within Inwood Hill Park’s old forest, woodpeckers are a constant presence all year round. They are often heard making hammering noises on trees or vocalizing loudly to establish their territory and to communicate. Downy Woodpeckers and Red-bellied Woodpeckers are the most common. Beginning in springtime, they are joined by Northern Flickers.

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