Monday, January 30, 2023

Ivory billed Woodpecker , Imperial Woodpecker Specimen at Chicago's' Field Museum

 Editor's note: This was an older posting that I never got around to posting until now.

I've seen about 19-20 species of woodpeckers* in North America, and I think it would be safe to say they are some of my favorite bird species. I actually attended a Woodpecker festival in Sisters Oregon several years ago to see as many western species as I possibly could in one area. I was happy to see two species of woodpecker that were endemic to SE USA, Cuba and Mexico - The Ivory billed Woodpecker and the Imperial Woodpecker at Chicago's Field Museum. For those who have not been to that museum, I thought I would share photos of the specimens they have on display.


  1. Red-headed Woodpecker
  2. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  3. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  4. Downy Woodpecker
  5. Hairy Woodpecker
  6. Northern Flicker
  7. Lewis’s Woodpecker (Penticton BC)
  8. Pileated Woodpecker
  9. Black Backed Woodpecker (Algonquin)
  10. Red Cockaded Woodpecker (FL)
  11. American Three Toed Woodpecker (OR)
  12. Williamson's Sapsucker (OR)
  13. White Headed Woodpecker (OR)
  14. Red Napped Sapsucker (OR)
  15. Red breasted Sapsucker (OR)
  16. Arizona Woodpecker (AZ)
  17. Gila Woodpecker (AZ)
  18. Ladder Backed Woodpecker (AZ)
  19. Acorn Woodpecker (AZ)
Good Birding!

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic! They aren’t extinct after all :) looks like you had a great trip



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