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The Nuttalls Woodpecker is a nimble California woodpecker, able to search for insects on twigs far too delicate for heavier birds. As winter nears, these Lilliputians, numbers bolstered by juvenile birds, are frequently seen in gardens and parks.


Traveling Exhibit Events, Speaking Engagements & Workshops

June 21, 2011 - 5:30 PM

The Owl and The Woodpecker Exhibit Tour and Presentations
Burke Museum, University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Today - August 07, 2011

The Owl and The Woodpecker Traveling Exhibit
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
University of Washington Campus
Seattle, WA 

July 30, 2011 - 5:30 PM

Orange County Audubon Annual Picnic
Owls and Woodpeckers Presentation
5 Riparian View,
Irvine California 92612

July 31, 2011 - TBA AM Time

Photography Workshop
San Joaquin Marsh

August 06, 2011 - 9:00 AM

Owls and Woodpeckers Presentation and Walk
Cedar River Watershed institute
North Bend, WA

October 6th - January 8th, 2012

The Owl and Woodpecker Traveling Exhibit Opens at the High Desert Museum
Bend, Oregon

October 13, 2011 - TBA

Owl and Woodpecker Exhibit Events at High Desert Museum
Bend, OR

October 27, 2010 - 7:00 PM

Straub Environmental Learning Center Lecture Series
Floucks Auditorium of Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street SE,
Salem, Oregon

November 17, 2011 - 6:30 PM

East Cascades Audubon Society
Central Oregon Environmental Center, 16 N/W Kansas,
Bend, Oregon 97701

January 08, 2012 - 7:00 PM

Vashon Allied Arts and Humanities Series
Blue Heron Arts Center, 19704 Vashon Highway SW,
Vashon Island, WA

June 1, 2012 - Sept. 3, 2012

Owl and Woodpecker Traveling Exhibit
Frank H. McClung Museum, University of Tennessee in Knoxville,
Knoxville, Tennessee.


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After the Leaves Turn

After the leaves change color and before the heat of mid-summer burns, weeks, months and whole seasons can be tracked by the behavior and movement of birds.

When snow storms pummel alpine and subalpine areas of the Western Mountains, Rosy-finches such as this Gray-Crowned Rosy Finch wander downslope to places where seeds can still be found.

The arrival of Boreal Chickadees heralds the arrival of winter in many northern states, as several boreal species move south to survive the winter.

Shrikes are like time-share owners, with Northern Shrikes replacing Loggerhead Shrikes in many northern parts of North America, until each species moves still farther north to breed.
This loggerhead shrike hunts from the thorny bush that will later protect its nest and young.

When the bubbling echoing calls of Greater Sage Grouse greet the dawn at traditional lek sites, surely the snow is receding and spring is around the corner.

The melodic call of the Meadowlark heralds spring throughout North America and reminds us why so many states have selected it as their state bird.

Great Gray Owls can be extremely nomadic, wandering south or to lower elevations in winter.  By the time spring has arrived, these ghosts of the northern forests might me on nests hundreds of miles away from their winter haunts.