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.
- Crowdsourcing a Pileated Woodpecker in Inwood Hill ParkI have always wanted to see a Pileated Woodpecker in Inwood Hill Park, and I finally saw one this morning. I was wrapping up my birding walk and ready to go home when I met a fellow birder who let me know about the Pileated in the Clove. He said he learned about it from […]
- The Northern Flicker and the Way of the WoodpeckerWoodpeckers are commonly seen and heard all year round throughout Inwood Hill Park, and now the migratory Northern Flickers have joined them. Downy Woodpeckers are common here, and so are Red-bellied Woodpeckers. A Hairy Woodpecker and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker may sometimes be seen. A Pileated Woodpecker, which I have yet to see, is the Holy […]