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Spotlight Woodpeckers GormanSpotlight Woodpeckers - an excellent book and introduction to UK woodpeckers by expert guide Gerard Gorman, 

Full details and a review of the book here

Latest news

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Our Newsletter review of the 2021 Lesser Spot nesting season is now available. Download or read the full 2021 Report . We are pleased that 19 nests were monitored and reported to us. Woodpecker Network has now monitored 95 Lesser Spot nests since we started in 2015.

Huge thanks to all of you who found and monitored nests this year and to those who searched in vain. The report also highlights some of your experiences, photographs and data collected.

Bars and Spots- varying fortunes of our British woodpeckers

Ken Smith, the UK's leading woodpecker expert, considers the decrease in Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers compared with the rise of Great Spotted Woodpeckers in an on-line talk for British Ornithologists Club (BOC) now available on YouTube – ,    

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