Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker
Photo Credit: Keith Kohl, ODFW


  • Species Common Name Pileated Woodpecker
  • Species Scientific Name Dryocopus pileatus
  • State Listing Status Sensitive


Special needs

Pileated Woodpeckers inhabit mixed coniferous forests, especially late-successional stands. They use large-diameter trees and snags for nest and roost sites and large-diameter snags and logs for foraging sites.

Limiting factors

Habitat fragmentation and reductions in snag availability due to fire suppression and forest health management adversely affect Pileated Woodpeckers.

Conservation actions

Maintain and create large-diameter hollow trees, snags, and logs during forest management activities.

Key reference or plan

Ecology of the Pileated Woodpecker in Northeastern Oregon