The Family Life of Pileated Woodpeckers
Spy on a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers for six weeks during the breeding season—and fall in love at first flight! Using a videocam aimed at the nest hole on a daily basis for six weeks, Carrie Crompton created a 45 minute video. See how the male and female divvy up the labor of incubating, hatching/brooding, and feeding their young. It’s a surprisingly suspenseful story.
Carrie Crompton is an apprentice in the Master Naturalist program at Goodwin Conservation Center. She discovered a pair of pileated woodpeckers nesting near her home in Andover, CT and filmed their activities until the young fledged. She has shown this video at the Audubon Center in Pomfret and is now bringing it to Goodwin.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.