How to see a Black Woodpecker in Germany

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Here is a map of all Black Woodpecker observations in Germany and Luxembourg during the breeding season 2012 – 2017, generated with the best data base in the world, ornitho.de (ignore the colours, they do not show concentration but denote “proof of breeding”, “likely breeding” etc.). Black Woodpeckers are usually easy to find in Germany. Yes, some birders may frown at this statement.