Bird Tweet of the Week: Red-Headed Woodpecker

Although the Red-Headed Woodpecker is rare in our region, it makes some notable appearances over time such as in Longfellow’s poem, The Song of Hiawatha. It is also supposedly the inspiration for Woody Woodpecker, the famous cartoon character.

red-headed woodpecker

red-headed woodpecker

Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website.

This episode aired on Saturday August 23, 2014