Woodpeckers represent one of the most specialized bird families in the world, and North America's woodpeckers play a critical role in our continent's forests and woodlands. In fact, nowhere else on Earth are woodpeckers such important contributors to forest ecology. Oregon naturalist and woodpecker specialist Steve Shunk presented a journey into the lives and times of North America's woodpeckers.
The Biggest Week in American Birding is an annual event held in northwestern Ohio. Every spring many species of small birds in the warbler family migrate from South America to Canada. In order to store up energy for the flight across Lake Erie, the birds spend some time on the southwestern shore of Lake Erie.