Birding, wildlife & more... in Eastern Europe & Beyond...
Friday, April 27, 2012
Austria - More Woodpeckers
As I have already blogged, my Austrian Alps woodpecker weekend was wonderful. As further proof, my friend and fellow picid enthusiast Thomas Hochebner just sent me this shot of a female White-backed (bottom) and female Eurasian Three-toed (top) in the same tree. I later got recordings of both of these birds.
Has been interested in birds, and all wildlife, for as long as he can remember. A very experienced European birding & wildlife guide he founded Probirder (www.probirder.com) a guiding service for birders visiting C & E Europe over 20 years ago. His knowledge of the birding sites of the region is second to none, having visited every country from the Baltic in the north to the Black Sea in the south. He is also a widely published author (books listed above). His main ornithological interest focuses on the Picidae (woodpeckers). He is author of the acclaimed handbook Woodpeckers of Europe and also The Black Woodpecker - A monograph on Dryocopus martius. He also maintains blogs on the European species and all world woodpeckers. Gerard has traveled to 5 continents in search of picids and is currently working on a photographic guide to all the world's woodpeckers.