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Nowhere very common, Black-backed Woodpecker is often found in burned areas, where it eats larvae of wood-boring beetles. Like its relative, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Black-backed has three toes instead of four, with two toes set forward, one to the rear. This female obliged the group nicely! (Photo by participant Pete Peterman.)
We couldn't resist adding this image of guide Cory Gregory hard at work, listening for the next great bird! (Photo by participant Charm Peterman.)
In eastern Oregon, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge provides an ideal stopover for passerine migrants like this Western Wood-Pewee. (Photograph by participant Mona Gardner.)