Eric L. Walters

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University





Cavity-nesting Species Studied

Picidae (woodpeckers)


Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus

Gila Woodpecker

Melanerpes uropygialis

Red-headed Woodpecker

Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Acorn Woodpecker

Melanerpes formicivorus

Lewis’ Woodpecker

Melanerpes lewis

White-headed Woodpecker

Picoides albolarvatus

Williamson’s Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus thyroideus

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus ruber

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus varius

Red-naped Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus nuchalis

Downy Woodpecker

Picoides pubescens

Hairy Woodpecker

Picoides villosus

Three-toed Woodpecker

Picoides tridactylus

Black-backed Woodpecker

Picoides arcticus

Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Picoides borealis

Nuttall’s Woodpecker

Picoides nuttallii

Ivory-billed Woodpecker*

Campephilus principalis

Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus

 * part of search team

Other cavity-nesting species


American Kestrel

Falco sparverius

Eastern Screech-Owl

Megascops asio

Flammulated Owl

Otus flammeolus

Great Crested Flycatcher

Myiarchus crinitus

Cordilleran Flycatcher

Empidonax occidentalis

Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens 

Tree Swallow

Tachycineta bicolor

Violet-green Swallow

Tachycineta thalassina

Purple Martin

Progne subis

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Tufted Titmouse

Baeolophus bicolor

Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus

Black-capped Chickadee

Poecile atricapillus

Carolina Chickadee

Poecile carolinensis

Mountain Chickadee

Poecile gambeli

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Poecile rufescens

White-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta carolinensis

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis

Pygmy Nuthatch

Sitta pygmaea

Brown-headed Nuthatch

Sitta pusilla

House Wren

Troglodytes aedon

Winter Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

Carolina Wren

Thryothorus ludovicianus

Bewick’s Wren

Thryomanes bewickii

Eastern Bluebird

Sialia sialis

Western Bluebird

Sialia mexicana

Mountain Bluebird

Sialia currucoides

European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

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