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:

This photo was taken from the patio at the Chuparosa Bed & Breakfast:

See Bird Photos – Bird Photos

Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.

1) American Bird Conservancy

2) The Nature Conservancy

3) The Trust for Public Land

Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.

Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation

You can help – Please share this blog with others.
Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.

Web Site  |  Presentations  |  Blog  |  Photos  |  Articles

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

    Thanks for bringing attention to this very important issue!

Post A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.