Every April a group of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers visits our backyard in northern Illinois. They never stay long but they always make use of the various large, old trees in the city yard.
Most used is the aging birch tree. This tree gets more and more battered each year, depositing branches on the ground, but still attracts the sap-seeking sapsuckers.
We counted three different sapsuckers but there could have been more.
Learn more about Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.