Where do Pileated Woodpeckers Spend the Winter Months?

Pileated Woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus) are considered non-migratory birds since they do not travel long distances. Although some studies have shown that numbers of these redheaded grebes rise in southern Canada and southern New England throughout the winter.

What do pileated woodpeckers do for a living?

Ordinarily, pileated woodpeckers dig their vast, multi-story nests in the hollow of dead trees. It is possible for a tiny tree to be split in two by a woodpecker because of the size of the holes made by the bird in dead trees. A large number of entry holes characterizes a pileated woodpecker’s roost.

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Figure: Pileated woodpecker

Where are Pileated Woodpeckers Most Common?

The pileated woodpecker’s preferred breeding grounds are forests in Canada, the eastern United States, and parts of the Pacific Coast. It prefers mature forests and densely wooded parks.

Is The Pileated Woodpecker Rare to See?

The pileated woodpecker, which had become rare in regions of eastern North America, has experienced a resurgence in population in recent decades.

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