Downy Woodpecker

Dryobates pubescens

How to attract the Downy Woodpecker

Description of the Downy Woodpecker

This small black and white woodpecker looks similar to the Hairy Woodpecker. Males have red spots on the back of their head.

Plants to attract the Downy Woodpecker

Grow mature trees, both deciduous and coniferous, and leave snags for nesting and feeding.

Range of the Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker Range Map
Downy Woodpecker