Occurrence of the Alpine Three-Toed Woodpecker in Washington
Occurrence of the Alpine Three-toed Woodpecker in Washington
On July 12, 1923, an adult male Three-toed Woodpecker was collected at the Wenatchee Ranger Station, Asotin County, in the Blue Mountains of Washington. It was later pronounced Picoides americanus dorsalis. by Dr. H. C. Oberholser. This species not previously recorded for the state of Washington, was found breeding in the locality, a nest being discovered in a live, healthy-looking larch (Larix occidentalis). The entrance hole, about twenty-five feet from the ground, was cut through perfectly sound bark. The specimen is now in the Washington State College collection.
William T. Shaw
Pullman, Washington, November 3, 1924