Pileated Woodpecker – 5/7/19

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/7/19

Observation Time: 7:00 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Pileated Woodpecker

Scientific Name: Dryocopus pileatus

Comments: This magnificent crow-sized bird was the inspiration for the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker. Unfortunately, its cousin, the ivory-billed woodpecker, has gone extinct.

More Information: Audubon Guide to N. American Birds