Black-backed Woodpecker

Picoides arcticus

An unexpected vagrant to the Pribilofs, the lone fall record (St. Paul Island) is a rare record for this species outside of its resident range. Known for being semi- nomadic and making short-distance movements in response to habitat changes, this species is unlikely to be found again in the Pribilofs, though late fall would likely be the best time.

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Photo by Cory Gregory
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Photo by Cory Gregory