Sunday Snapshots – Birding in Belize: Pale-Billed Woodpecker

Just as expected, the dead Guanacaste Tree that we recently trimmed has invited a host of birds that are easy to spot and photograph. This morning we were lucky enough to see (and hear!) this female Pale-Billed Woodpecker, 50 feet from the bunkhouse, while bird watching at Lower Dover Jungle Lodge in Belize.

Pale Billed Woodpecker - Birdwatching in Belize

Pale-Billed Woodpecker pecking Guanacaste Tree

Bird watching at Lower Dover Jungle Lodge

Birds of Belize by H. Lee Jones describes the Pale-Billed Woodpecker as “large with a bushy, rounded crest and red head; lateral white line from neck through scapulars to lower back; barred underparts; whitish bill and pale yellow eyes” Jones goes onto indentify this bird as a female due to the presence of black on the woodpecker’s head.

Birding in Belize: Pale-Billed Woodpecker

Bird Photography at Lower Dover Jungle Lodge in Belize

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