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Downy Woodpecker


Last updated 7/3/2019 at 2:33pm

Doug Harling

One of my favorite woodpeckers to see is the Downy Woodpecker. These woodpeckers are very common in El Paso County and can be easily drawn to your backyard habitat. Although they may be common here, they can be tough to see. The Downy Woodpecker is the smallest woodpecker in North America. Always on the move, you’ll most often just get a glimpse of one. Try drawing them to your habitat and you may get a better chance to watch and study them.

The images in today’s column are of a male and female Downy Woodpecker. The male Downy was photographed in my habitat and the female was photogr...

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