Bird #277 — Ladder-backed Woodpecker

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.

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