picoides (from picus, a woodpecker, and eidos, appearance) scalaris (ladder)
Sunday, April 1, 1984 — 12:15 pm
Patagonia, Arizona — Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Sanctuary
I spotted two Ladder-backed Woodpeckers climbing about on the trunks of the cottonwoods right at the edge of the creek. We watched them for a few minutes until they flew across the creek and disappeared into the woods.