allen’s hummingbird
california scrub-jay
lesser goldfinch
mourning dove
nuttall's woodpecker
oak titmouse
song sparrow  
western bluebird  

an indicator species
excavates cavities in dead trunks or limbs for nesting

woodpeckers are determined and resourceful, able to unearth their sustenance by tapping and probing into the crevices of tree trunks. they finish what they start and do not shy away from exercising their skills to initiate new projects, hammering through any obstacles. native shamans likened their incessant woodpecking to drumbeats, or heartbeats, reminding us of the simplicity of that life-giving force.