Nuttall's Woodpecker (Picoides nuttallii)
Woodpeckers Uncommon Year-Round
The Nuttall's Woodpecker is an uncommon year-round, breeding resident on campus. It can be seen anywhere on campus, but is most easily found by listening for its distinctive call: a high-pitched, rattled 'prrrrrrrrrrt'. It is a common resident in southern California woodlands from the coast to the mountains.
High Count: 4, Average Count: 1-2
The Nuttall's Woodpecker can be identified by its black and white plumage, with mostly white underparts and black upperparts with white barring. Males have a red patch on top of the head.