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Downy Woodpecker ~ Coast to coast, border to border, forest to feeder, the Downy Woodpecker goes about its business in 49 states. The smallest woodpecker in the United States, it turns up everywhere there are a few trees, except in the dry deserts of the Southwest and in Hawaii. - Photo by Paul Bannick paulbannick.com
the downy woodpecker - one of our backyard regulars
Northern Flicker - another favorite. Beautiful coloring. I rescued one that had been hit by a car and was able to release it back into it's territory a few days later.
Panamint chipmunk (Tamias panamintinus) is endemic to desert mountain areas of southeast California and southwest Nevada in the United States.
female downy woodpecker
Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. Their breeding habitats are coniferous forests with large trees on the northwestern coast of North America.
the varied thrush - one of my favorite backyard bird visitors
desert: magazine of the southwest may 1981
Red-Bellied Woodpecker. I've been seeing a lot of these around lately. So pretty. ♥
Desert Bighorn Sheep can be found in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Cacti of the Desert Southwest, by Meg Quinn