Discover and Sketch the West Indian Woodpecker

Learn all about the Caribbean endemic West Indian Woodpecker in the video below which is a replay of a live, online webinar. In this 75-minute workshop, you’ll learn all about the  West Indian Woodpecker from biologist Scott Johnson; a Science Officer with the Bahamas National Trust.

Scott will share interesting facts about this woodpecker species including its identification, range, and habitat, calls, breeding ecology, threats, and conservation status. You’ll also learn about this species’ feeding ecology and behavior, including special adaptations woodpeckers that have for all that tree drumming they do!

Following Scott’s presentation, Christine will lead you through a step-by-step drawing tutorial. No prior drawing experience is necessary, all you need is a pencil and paper!

To follow along with the step-by-step sketching demonstration (starting at the 23-minute mark), I suggest you gather some graphite and colored pencils and paper and download the West Indian Woodpecker Image.



More Bird Resources on this Website

Here are some more stories, videos, and bird sketching resources I’ve written.

World Penguin Day

All About Whooping Cranes

How to Sketch Barn Owls

World Migratory Bird Day and Why Birds Migrate

My Costa Rica Birding Big (sketching) Day

Tips for Sketching Birds

How to Sketch Kestrels

Celebrate Vultures

How to Draw Hummingbirds

Identifying Warblers in the Spring

The American Dipper

How to Sketch Parrots

Autumnal Recrudescence

How to Draw Bluebirds

A Black-headed Grosbeak Nest (video)

Kid’s Bird Coloring Pages


If you’d like to learn more about birds and how to sketch and paint them, check out my online courses including:

– Stick Figures to Songbirds in Sixty Minutes

– Sketching Backyard Birds for Beginners

– Sketching Neotropical Birds: my newest course which comes bundled with the previous two and so gives you the best deal!