arizona desert, Arizona Tourism, Birding, Gila Woodpecker, Gilbert Water Ranch, Hiking, Photography, Walking
A recent photo of the Gila Woodpecker captured during a birding outing. Habitat: deserts with large cacti, particularly the saguaro for nesting. The Gila Woodpecker can be found in residential areas too.
Length: 9.4 inches; Wingspan: 16.1 inches; Weight: 1.8-2.8 ounces.