Woodpeckers of North America: A Naturalist’s Handbook

Knock, Knock, Who’s There?…

Woodpeckers of North America!

Like a hike in the woods with a naturalist,this book takes you on a journey into the world of woodpeckers. It explains how to tell them apart, how they live,where they live, and the most interesting details about their lives. Packed with photos that capture the beauty and intrigue of woodpeckers.

Latest in the Bird Nerd Series

—All 22 species regularly found in North America

—Full of fascinating natural history facts

—Over 130 stunning photos

—Maps showing summer and winter ranges

—Sidebars highlight interesting woodpecker biology

—Useful for the entire U.S.



Stone Ridge Press

ISBN-13: 978-0-9760313-7-6

by David Benson & Paul Bannick

96 pages

22 species

over 130 photos

7×6.25 in.



Meet the author…

David Benson (Duluth, Minnesota)

—David is also the author of Owls of the North and several other books

—Author of many magazine articles.

—Former Naturalist at Hawk Ridge and Gooseberry Falls State Parks.

—Board Chair of Friends of Sax-Zim  Bog.

—Birder/Naturalist extraordinaire.

David Benson is a writer and naturalist. He has been the naturalist at Hawk RidgeBird Observatory, Gooseberry Falls and Jay Cooke State Parks in Minnesota, and Pattison State Park in Wisconsin. He has conducted owl surveys and training sessions for the Minnesota DNR and the National Park Service, and has taught classes in bird identification and behavior for many groups. He is the author of over 100articles and several books, including the first in the Naturalist’s Handbook series—Owls of the North. David lives in Duluth, Minnesota.

Meet the photographer…

Paul Bannick (Seattle, Washington)

—Author and photographer of  The Owl and the Woodpecker.

—Keynote presenter at many birding festivals.

—Canon prize winner in the International Conservation Photography Awards.

—Published in Audubon, Nature’s Best, Ranger Rick and many more magazines

Paul Bannick is an award-winning wildlife photographer specializing in the natural history of North America with a focus on birds and habitat. In 2012 Paul was awarded the Canon prize in the International Conservation PhotographyAwards. His first book, The Owl and the Woodpecker(2008), is a best seller. Paul currently serves as the Director of Development for Conservation Northwest,an organization dedicated to protecting and connecting wild areas from the PacificCoast to the Canadian Rockies. Paul lives in Seattle, Washington.