This bird was present from early March to late May. Note the black back and heavily barred sides. This bird represents the 1st record for Pike County and only the 2nd documented record for Pennsylvania! Note this adult male’s distinctive yellow cap on its head.

Black-backed Woodpecker — Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingman’s Ferry, Pike County; April 14, 2001. Photos by Dave DeReamus.
Black-backed Woodpecker — Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingman’s Ferry, Pike County; April 14, 2001. Photos by Dave DeReamus.

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