Pileated Woodpecker


The Pileated Woodpecker is the largest sepies of woodpecker in the North American continent. The large holes they make in old trees and stumps are a common sight around Vancouver. These shy birds are often heard along hiking trails in the many forested parks in our area, but they are difficult to spot. We were lucky to get a picture of this female in the Campbell River Regional Park as she worked on a tall stump of a windblown tree beside a trail. Although there is a local concentration of this woodpecker species, it is more common in the southeast United States.