All photographs were taken by Nathan Collie on location at Old Town.

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Conservation Status

Northern Flickers are common and have a declining population. A likely contributor to this decline is the European Starling, an invasive species that tends to outcompete many native species for nesting cavities.


Northern Flickers can be found in a variety of habitats, such as woodlands, forest edges, open fields with scattered trees, city parks, suburbs, swamps, and marshes. These birds are cavity nesters, so their nesting habitat must either contain trees with preexisting cavities or trees that the Flickers can create cavities inside of.