List of Species of North American Woodpeckers

Click the links below to visit the individual profile pages for each of the 23 species of woodpeckers that reside in North America.

Genus Melanerpes

  • Lewis’s Woodpecker, Melanerpes lewis
  • Red-headed Woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  • Acorn Woodpecker, Melanerpes formicivorus
  • Gila Woodpecker, Melanerpes uropygialis
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Melanerpes aurifrons
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus

Genus Sphyrapicus

  • Williamson’s Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus thyroideus
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus thyroideus
  • Red-naped Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus nuchalis
  • Red-breasted Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus ruber

Genus Picoides

  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Picoides scalaris
  • Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Picoides nuttallii
  • Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
  • Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus
  • Arizona Woodpecker, Picoides arizonae
  • Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Picoides borealis
  • White-headed Woodpecker, Picoides albolarvatus
  • American Three-toed Woodpecker, Picoides dorsalis
  • Black-backed Woodpecker, Picoides arcticus

Genus Colaptes

  • Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
  • Gilded Flicker, Colaptes chrysoides

Genus Dryocopus

  • Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus

Genus Campephilus

  • Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Campephilus principalis

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