Documentation of Acorn Woodpecker

Observer Information

Reporter:  Brandon K. Percival  835 S. Harmony Dr.,   PUEBLO WEST, CO  81007-2632
Other Observers:  Lisa Edwards

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Acorn Woodpecker
First Date/Time:  1/3/2015 10:54:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  6/2/2015 6:45:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  20 minutes
County:  Pueblo
Specific Location:  Pueblo Mountain Park
Number:  2
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Multiple Birds - Mixed
Plumage:  Breeding


Dead pondarosa pine tree at Horseshoe Lodge parking lot at Pueblo Mountain Park in Beulah

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  8x42 leica binoculars and Nikon Camera with zoom lens
Distance:  80 meters
Light:  sunny

Description of the Bird

Two woodpeckers were on the tree at the same time.  Photos taken on 3 January 2015 .  These birds are now resident as this location, so probably can't be taken off the CBRC review list from Pueblo Mountain Park in Beulah.  Other places in Pueblo County, such as Rye, they are still accidental.

I saw and heard the two birds again on the morning of 2 June 2015.

Similar Species Discussion

None really.

Resources Used


Previous Experience

I've seen Acorn Woodpeckers are this location off and on since summer of 2012.  I've also seen this species in Arizona, New Mexico, California, and El Paso, Texas area.  I've seen them in Las Animas County, and the Durango area of Colorado as well.


Notes made AFTER observation

Materials Available

Photographer: Brandon K Percival

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Date Documentation Submitted

6/2/2015 5:37:00 PM
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