Black-backed Woodpecker




Black-backed Woodpecker


Black-backed Woodpecker
(Picoides arcticus)

Order:  Piciformes
Family:  Picidae









Black-backed Woodpecker, Adult Male
Photo: Ryan Hagerty/USFWS

Black-backed Woodpecker Information


Black-backed Woodpecker
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)

Black-backed Woodpecker
Description, range, habitat, calls, identification tips, and behavior. Includes photos, illustration with field marks, and range map. (From WhatBird.com)

Black-backed Woodpecker
Description, habitat, behavior, diet, nesting, and conservation status. Includes photos and range map. (From BirdWeb)

  Sounds of the Black-backed Woodpecker


  Identification tips for Black-backed Woodpecker


Adult Male Black-backed Woodpecker


© Mike Danzenbaker

Breeding Bird Survey Map,
2011-2015


Black-backed Woodpecker Breeding Map

(Image credit: USGS)


Range in New England


In New England, the Black-backed Woodpecker is found year round in the far northeastern corner of Vermont, northern New Hampshire, and northern and western Maine. This bird is also found locally in other areas of Maine. (See eBird map below)


Map from eBird

Year-round sightings of the Black-backed Woodpecker over the past 10 years (2009-2019)


Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS