Red-headed Woodpecker

This denizen of mixed forest is regarded by many to be Florida’s most beautiful woodpecker. We encounter them on a regular basis in the Tallahassee area most frequently at the Munson Sandhills off Crawfordville Highway. You can actually see all of Florida’s woodpecker species at this eBird hotspot; Red-cockaded, Red-headed, Red-bellied, Downy, Hairy, Pileated and Northern Flicker are present year-round and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are present between October and April. Hairy Woodpecker is the hardest to find but one or two pairs nest in the area. Northern Flickers are also difficult to find in the summer but they are common in the winter months. So, if you’re looking to spot all of Tallahassee’s woodpeckers give this site a try, you might see some other cool birds like Northern Bobwhite, Bachman’s Sparrow and Swallow-tailed Kite as well.


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