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

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Conservation Status

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are common and have seen increases in their population in recent years.  In the past, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers were considered pests in fruit orchards and were shot on sight. Currently, Sapsuckers face threats such as fatal building collisions during migration, habitat loss, and predation from domestic cats.


Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers favor young forests and edge habitat, containing either deciduous or coniferous trees. They can also be found in suburban parks and neighborhoods with a sufficient amount of trees.