9 woodpeckers of Wisconsin: Red bellied, downy, hairy, Black backed, American three toed, Pileated, Red headed, Northern Flicker, Yellow Belly Sap Sucker

Birds of Wisconsin

Collection of birds of Wisconsin that has been divided into categories to make it easier to locate and find the information you are looking for.


Worldwide, there are 216 members of the Picidae, or woodpecker family. The 9 woodpeckers of Wisconsin that have been reported from the picidae and woodpecker families.

Woodpeckers Eat From Platform Feeders

Pileated woodpeckers are not a fan of swinging in the wind.

Large wooden platform feeders that are securely fasten to poles and decks are a good choice for pileated woodpeckers to take peanuts, black oil sunflower seeds, and sunflower hearts from.


Peanuts Can Be A Staple At Your Feeders

Unsalted in shell peanuts attract blue jays, woodpeckers, titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, cardinals, squirrels and more.


Suet Feeders For Woodpeckers

Suet Choice For Woodpeckers

Be sure to purchase a feeder with a extra long tail prop bottom panel, this will allow the Pileated Woodpecker (and for that matter, Flickers & Red-bellied Woodpeckers) to use their tail to support them when on the suet feeder.


Purchase cakes that include rendered beef suet, cracked corn, millet, pecan and nut pieces and processed grain.

Attracts woodpeckers, chickadees, cardinals, siskins, nuthatches, titmice, sparrows, blue jays and juncos


The Little Ones

Mixed bag of little birds. Birds of the feeders, fields, prairies and forests.

Postings will include: pictures and information to help you get to know and attract songbirds and identify additional birds you may encounter.

Excellent Food Choices For Birds

Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Hearts & Chips

Black oil sunflower seeds attract the widest variety of songbirds, including cardinals, chickadees, finches, nuthatches and woodpeckers.

The seed can be used in tubular, hopper or tray feeders

An easy way to prevent litter under under feeders. Great for decks, gardens and patio areas.

Attract finches, cardinals, jays, chickadees and woodpeckers. High in protein, especially great in the winter, when birds need conserve their energy to stay warm

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I’m a country girl at heart conforming to city life.  I enjoy nurturing nature through birdwatching, hunting down critters & wildflowers on the Midwest walking trails.

I’m also the slow-moving jerk you may encounter who brakes for wildlife, old homesteads and random junk in the back forty farm fields while traveling the Midwest country roads.



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