The 8 Georgia Woodpeckers


The smallest and most common woodpecker in Georgia, characterized by its black-and-white plumage and small size.

Downy Woodpecker 


A striking woodpecker with a red head and black-and-white body, often found in open woodlands and savannas.

Red-headed Woodpecker 


 Recognizable by its red cap and pale belly, this woodpecker is a frequent visitor to backyards and wooded areas in Georgia.

Red-bellied Woodpecker 


Known for its large size and vibrant red crest, the pileated woodpecker is a magnificent species often found in mature forests.

Pileated Woodpecker 


With its unique appearance and distinct call, the northern flicker is a common woodpecker in Georgia, often seen on the ground foraging for ants.

 Northern Flicker 


Similar in appearance to the downy woodpecker, the hairy woodpecker has a larger size and longer bill. It can be found in a variety of habitats across the state.

Hairy Woodpecker


Notable for its yellow belly and distinctive drumming behavior, the yellow-bellied sapsucker can be found in wooded areas and orchards.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 


A federally endangered species, the red-cockaded woodpecker is found in longleaf pine forests of Georgia and is known for its unique black-and-white barred pattern and its role in creating cavities for nesting.

Red-cockaded Woodpecker 

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