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Which Species of Woodpecker Can You Find in Golden Gate Park?

January 09, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

As you walk through Golden Gate park you may here the 'knock, knock, knock' of a woodpecker working for its lunch. But as one reader asked, what species can you find in the park?

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Acorn Woodpeckers, So Happy Together

October 14, 2011 by Kate Marianchild

Would you believe that acorn woodpeckers have the most complex social relationships of any animal with a backbone? One expert says so. Watch the birds for a while, and you just might agree!

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A Bird in the Hole

April 01, 2010 by David Herlocker

Imagine raising your kids on a precarious bunch of sticks on a tree branch. Some birds had the same thought: Yikes! These cavity-nesters take shelter by excavating nest holes in trees, or by using existing holes--in trees, cliffs, buildings, bridges, tractors...

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Trouble in Rossmoor

September 08, 2009 by Daniel McGlynn

Rossmoor, a sprawling gated community on the outskirts of Walnut Creek, recently found itself entangled in an ecological controversy that spilled well beyond its manicured lawns and well-tended condos. At the heart of the issue are acorn woodpeckers that decided to turn some homes into storage facilities for acorns -- granaries. Reporter Daniel McGlynn went as far as Colorado to get the story.

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