Discover and Sketch Woodpeckers in a Video Workshop
Woodpeckers are a global and diverse family of over 230 species. Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, everyone’s got an opinion about woodpeckers and finds them a raucous and intriguing group of birds!
Below you’ll find a replay of an online workshop in which I focus on teaching you about species in Central and South America; an area that supports the world’s richest diversity of woodpeckers. I’ll share some fascinating facts about the habitats, ecology, anatomy, and behavior of Neotropical woodpeckers.
As an artist, I focus on facts related to helping folks learn how to more deeply observe and understand that which they draw so they’ll have more ease and confidence when sketching their subjects, like woodpeckers, out in the field.
While I’m not an ornithologist, I have been lucky to see and sketch many species of woodpeckers in the wild; from the Great Slaty Woodpecker in Borneo to the Cream-colored Woodpecker in Peru, and enjoy sharing my fascination with this unique family of birds with fellow bird lovers!
I’ll also lead you through several woodpecker sketching exercises so be sure to gather some pencils and paper and also the Lineated Woodpecker image that I’ll be leading the detailed step-by-step drawing demonstration with. Enjoy!
Neotropical Woodpeckers Workshop (100 minutes)
Woodpecker resources mentioned in the workshop
- Discount coupon for bundle of online bird sketching courses
- Sketching viewfinder and value scale template
- Christine’s live streaming workshops page
- Register for workshop on sketching birds’ legs and feet
- Christine’s Youtube Channel with woodpecker videos
- Workshop on the West Indian Woodpecker; in partnership with BirdsCaribbean
- More woodpecker tutorials and downloadable resources on this website
- Birds of the World website
- Birdfun YouTube channel (showing Lineated Woodpecker)
- Tropical Birding Tours website
- Woodpeckers of the World reference book by Gerard Gorman
- Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America by Steve Shunk
- Make a donation in support of my community wildlife education work
Related Bird Resources on this Website
Here are some more stories, videos, and sketching resources to keep you inspired about our planet’s avian life.
A Bird Sketching Big Day in Belize
Discover and Sketch Wild Turkeys
My Costa Rica Birding Big (sketching) Day
Identifying Warblers in the Spring
A Black-headed Grosbeak Nest (video)
Love ’em or hate ’em, everyone’s got an opinion about woodpeckers!