The pileated woodpecker is a large, vibrantly colored woodpecker, noticeable by his stark black-and-white coloring and brilliant red crest. To attract the pileated woodpecker into your yard, you must live within his habitat, have large trees, old trees or fallen logs, and plenty of food and water. Also, you need bird food, a bird feeder and a bird bath.Continue Reading
The pileated woodpecker's habitat is primarily in forested areas. This species ranges from the boreal region of northern California to Central Canada and from Minnesota and Iowa through the eastern United States. The pileated woodpecker avoids the prairie.
The pileated woodpecker is attracted by both large trees and old trees. In fact, leave any fallen logs or dead trees in place so that he can forage.
Birds are attracted to those places where food is easy to find. Put in a natural bird feeder that resembles a dead tree where the woodpecker generally finds food. Then fill the feeder with suet or bird food.
Install a bird bath close the bird feeder. This gives him a source of water close to a food source. It also offers him a place to bathe.
The habitat of the pileated woodpecker is temperate forests throughout North America, especially mature forests with large trees and proximity to water. They are found from Florida on up to Canada, though the bulk of their territory is in the southern United States.Full Answer >
Prevent woodpeckers from damaging houses by installing tactile, visual and sound deterrents on the exterior of the houses. Set suet in the yard; the birds may choose the suet over damaging the house.Full Answer >
The 215 species of woodpeckers, which are native to all continents except Antarctica and Australia, peck at up to 20 times per second. These birds peck and drum to get at food, store food, make nests, establish territory and attract mates.Full Answer >
Natural repellents to keep woodpeckers away from a home include plastic molds of owls or hawks hung in a variety of locations or plastic snake molds. Woodpeckers are often afraid of loud noises or sounds, so a music player attached to a motion light may work as a natural repellent.Full Answer >