Sighted during volunteer restoration work in Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias with NPS and Yosemite Conservancy
Two adult seen at the nest with young but couldn't tell how many chicks were inside.
Seen west of Lemon Rd. in the former hamlet of Doodletown. 2 young and two adults were seen at the nest.
Dryocopus is a genus of large powerful woodpeckers, typically 35–45 cm in length. It has representatives in North and South America, Europe, and Asia; some South American species are endangered. It was believed to be closely related to the American genus Campephilus, but it is part of an entirely different lineage of woodpeckers altogether (Benz et al., 2006)