Acorn Woodpecker, Female, Looking out of a Nest Cavity

Cavity Nesting Birds | August 2015

Cavity Nesting Birds Need Your Help


Acorn Woodpecker, Female, Looking out of a Nest Cavity, in Cavity Nesting Birds

Acorn Woodpecker, Female, Looking out of a Nest Cavity


Cavity Nesting Birds can be difficult to find.

For example, I found this bird by accident because it was far away and hidden behind branches.

It’s an Acorn Woodpeckers, female, looking out of a nest cavity.

Many birds depend upon old trees as nest sites.

So this woodpecker is here to remind us to preserve old trees.

The Cavity Conservation Initiative in Southern California is working with arborists, tree trimming contractors, park officials, and others to protect cavity nesting birds. This group has facilitated the development of tree trimming guidelines that protect birds.

Learn more about them through the link below.

Here are easy steps that you can take.

1) Check trees carefully for nests before trimming or cutting.

2) Check with your local Audubon chapter for the best times of the year for tree trimming.

3) Consult professional arborists before attempting to trim trees by yourself. They can advise on best, safe procedures. And you may decide that having them do the job is worth the cost.

Much success,

Steve Kaye

See more photos of the Acorn Woodpecker at:

This Bird Lives Like a Farmer

Hey Ma, Look at Me! No Wings!


Birding Resources

Learn about The Cavity Conservation Initiative: http://www.cavityconservation.com

This photo was taken from the patio at the Chuparosa Bed & Breakfast: http://www.chuparosainn.com

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Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Here are two organizations that excel at doing this.

Please visit their web sites to learn about how they are making a difference.

✅ The Trust for Public Land

✅ American Bird Conservancy

Here’s an outstanding book about bird conservation: Bird Conservation


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1 Comment
  • Star Howard
    Posted at 10:39h, 24 August

    Thanks for bringing attention to this very important issue!

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