Pileated Woodpecker Calls

February 2, 2022 (2) – Hanging Rock State Park



December 7, 2021 – Long Creek Park


11-30 beats/drum (Bull and Jackson 2020, Pieplow 2017)
.7 – 3 sec duration (Bull and Jackson 2020, Pieplow 2017)
40-60 sec intervals
Slight acceleration at end
Both sexes drum, males more
Drum year-round, more in early spring

February 14, 2023 – Long Creek Park

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Bull, E. L. and J. A. Jackson (2020). Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.pilwoo.01

Pieplow, Nathan (2017). Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA.