Downy Woodpecker, Male, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye

Woodpeckers Have Important News

Woodpeckers Have Important News


Downy Woodpecker, Male, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Woodpeckers Have Important News

Downy Woodpecker, Male


Have you heard the noise? Sensed the excitement? Felt the commotion?

That’s because woodpeckers have important news.

Author and bird expert Stephen Shunk just published a book about woodpeckers.

It’s the Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America.

This beautiful book contains 320 pages of information and photos.

So, certainly, woodpeckers are excited about this new book.

I’m excited, too.

That’s because Stephen Shunk included two of my photos in his book. They’re on pages 128 and 142.


Bonus: 7 Reasons Woodpeckers Have Important News

If you buy this book, you will:

1) Impress your friends.

When people see a book in your home, they’ll conclude you know how to read. Really impress people by placing a pen beside the book.

2) Earn gratitude.

Books make memorable gifts that people keep. Then those who receive a book from you will be able to impress their friends.

3) Relax.

Reading a book provides comfort. Many people read before going to bed because this helps them sleep better.

4) Learn.

Good books contain information that makes you smarter and wiser. (Some people find this useful.)

5) Support authors.

Every author hopes to earn income from book sales. Now you can help them realize this dream.

6) Encourage writers.

Best selling books inspire people to write. So your purchase may help someone achieve fame and fortune.

7) Stimulate creativity.

Reading often leads to new ideas. This happens when you wonder, “What’s next?” or “How can I use this?” or “How else?”


I encourage you to buy this book. It’s a wonderful addition to any library.

Much success,

Steve Kaye


Help Birds Tip

Preserve old trees.

Woodpeckers need old trees for nest cavities. They prefer dead trees because the wood is softer.

Here’s a wonderful organization that’s working to preserve old trees. See: The Cavity Conservation Initiative


Birding Resources

Fantastic Book: Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America


Inspiring Respect for Nature, one woodpecker at a time.

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4 Comments
  • Georgette Howington
    Posted at 15:51h, 12 May

    Excellent!!!! May I post this on the Bluebird Recovery page please?

    Have to get one of these. I have a pair of Downy’s in my garden. It’s always a thrill to see them on the suet and bark butter.

    Thank you!

  • Joyce Rouse
    Posted at 18:51h, 12 May

    So glad your photos will be enjoyed by a whole new audience. Congratulations!

  • Bob Franz
    Posted at 07:07h, 13 May

    What a duo – Shunk and Kaye or maybe Kaye and Shunk!

  • Kathryn Grace
    Posted at 06:46h, 16 May

    Congratulations on the inclusion of your photos in this new reference guide, Steve. What a beautiful book!. I’m enjoying your sense of humor coming through your articles lately. Keep it up!

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