Cabin fever have you feeling like hitting your head against a tree? You probably haven’t reached that point yet. It can still be frustrating when we all start to get stir-crazy. In contrast to how we are feeling, woodpeckers do this with a purpose!

Check out this video that our naturalist Tosha recorded. This pileated woodpecker is hammering away! With it uses its chisel-like bill to search for insects to eat!


  • These birds dig characteristically rectangular holes in trees.
  • The Pileated Woodpecker prefer nesting in large trees.
  • A Pileated Woodpecker pair will stay together on its territory all year round. These birds are known to be very territorial.


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