Log in

Hampshire Bird Club

  • Home
  • Woodpeckers, Woodpeckers, and more about Woodpeckers with Dana and Bob Fox

Woodpeckers, Woodpeckers, and more about Woodpeckers with Dana and Bob Fox

  • November 15, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online

Come and hear Dana and Bob tell a fascinating story about the Woodpecker family of birds. With 233 species in the world, they are found almost worldwide where trees are abundant. They can’t sing like other birds, but they certainly can make a lot of noise. They don’t migrate but survive on a variety of foods. They are the super craftsmen of the bird world, using their bill like a chisel. Their four legs hold them vertically firm on a tree while they carve out their spacious homes and find food. We will go a  bit deeper to see how this family evolved, their special biology, and how they live in difficult locations. Of course, we have come up with some interesting stories about many of the most interesting species that might surprise you. To attend the workshop, click here for the zoom link.

About Dana and Bob Fox

Dana and Bob Fox both began birding in their youth.  They have birded the United States (list of 750 species) and the World (6500 species), visiting six continents and over 40 countries. They have given numerous talks in New England about the birds of countries they have visited and on crows, loons, and their latest on hummingbirds.

 Dana joined the South Shore Bird Club (SSBC) in 1951 when she was 12 years old. She has spent most summers in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, where loons fascinated her. The Loon Preservation Committee presented her with their Spirit of the Loon Award. She is a past Secretary of the Nuttall Ornithological Club, Past President of the Merrimack Valley Bird Club, and a frequent speaker. She has written articles on birding and crows in the American Birding Association’s Birding magazine and one on the Lawrence Crow Roost in Bird Observer. Dana coordinates the Tin Mountain Conservation Group’s Loon Monitoring Project for LPC and helps to train the LPC summer biologists on interacting with volunteers.

Bob, as a student at Harvard and living in Quincy, was an early leader of the SSBC. He co-authored “Birds of New Hampshire” with a former member of the SSBC, Allan Keith, a 477-page book describing the status and distribution of birds known from New Hampshire (2013). He has published in AUK and Wilson Bulletin, written species accounts for the first Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas, as well as articles in publications of both New Hampshire and Massachusetts Audubon Societies. His Massachusetts species list is 451. In the past, Bob collected specimens for five museums, including MCZ. In addition, he helped found Manomet Bird Observatory and is a Past President of the South Shore Bird Club. He received the Goodhue-Elkins Award (2014) from the Audubon Society of New Hampshire for “contributions to the ornithology of New Hampshire”.

Hampshire Bird Club, Inc.

Post Office Box 3637
Amherst, MA 01004-3637

All contents © 2023 by the Hampshire Bird Club, Inc.

Code of Conduct | Contact | Search

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software