Nuttall's Woodpecker

Picoides nuttallii

Audio Credit: Henry Zylstra

Video Credit: Amanda Sparkman (1,2)

Photo Credit: Carrie Steingruber

The Nuttall’s woodpecker is easily distinguished by the black and white ladder-like bands down the back. Listen for its rusty call as it flies from tree to tree—a sound not unlike a car refusing to start.