The Pileated Woodpecker is a truly impressive and unforgettable bird, for those who are blessed with an opportunity to see and observe them. With its brilliant red crest, loud alarming call, large "crow sized" body, and handsome white wing linings, this bird is a memorable one. For Birders and other nature enthusiasts who spend time outdoors looking for and observing other members of the bird family, catching a glimpse of a Pileated Woodpecker is a rewarding experience. Smelling the fresh aroma of newly cut wood chips coming from a recent excavation of a Pileated Woodpecker is a moment that will not be forgotten. The damage that is done to trees, buildings, and utility poles by the Pileated Woodpecker is unbelievable! Thankfully this bird is non-migratory and we are able to enjoy its presence year round.
 
     
 
All images on this site are copyright by Barret Monchka (www.barretmonchka.com).