[Tweeters] woodpecker research study

Lorenz, Teresa lore5748 at vandals.uidaho.edu
Sun May 12 15:52:23 PDT 2013

Dear Tweeters, As part of an on-going research study, when visiting the eastern Cascades this summer please report (1) sightings of color-banded white-headed woodpeckers, and (2) woodpecker nests.

Color-banded white-headed woodpeckers are concentrated in the mountains outside of Yakima and Leavenworth and more than 100 birds have been color-banded in the last two years. All banded birds have four bands. One band is an aluminum USFWS band, and the remaining three bands could be one of ten possible colors: sea green, forest green, medium blue, light purple, black, white, red, bright pink, bright yellow, bright orange. Please report the colors of the bands and their position on the bird's legs, as well as location, date, and time.

Please also report if you find nests for any of the following five species of woodpecker: hairy woodpecker, black-backed woodpecker, three-toed woodpecker, white-headed woodpecker, and Williamson’s sapsucker. Because of the nature of our research study, please only report nests that you find near or east of the Cascade Crest.

You can report sightings either by (1) posting on ebird and listing color bands or nests in the comments section of your sighting, or (2) sending an email to me at lore5748 at vandals.uidaho.edu

Thanks so much and happy birding!

Teresa Lorenz,
Rimrock, WA
lore5748 at vandals.uidaho.edu

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