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Pileated woodpecker

Pilieated woodpecker: Remarkable bird from a remarkable family

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Woodpeckers are remarkable birds, and in our area none is more remarkable than the pileated woodpecker.

This is the largest, by far, of the six woodpecker species that occur here regularly, nearly the size of a crow.

What's more, the pileated woodpecker is loud. Both its raucous calls and heavy drumming can carry for quite great distances.

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