I live in rural Morgantown, Indiana just a few miles south of Indianapolis!

by Jim
(Morgantown, IN. )

When suddenly today (December 26, 2010) one Pileated (male) visited my small suet feeder. During the summer I see them from time-to-time but never at my feeders! I ordered a special feeder built especially for Pileated Woodpeckers to see if any might return! They have been pretty elusive!

Here are instructions on making a suet feeder.


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Feb 27, 2011
Pileated woodpecker
by: Martha

I have a upside down feeder a few feet from the ground, I had one person tell me they probably wouldn't come to my feeder because it was too low, is that true, if so how high do they have to be? Mine is on a shepherds hook because if I put it on the tree in front, the squirrels would eat all the suet.

Feb 16, 2011
I thought same thing
by: Anonymous


I thought the very same thing. I put out a pileated suet feeder in the summer and away it went. The pileated woodpeckers visit it at least 3 to 4 times a day. I went through 1 suet cake a day last summer the pileated woodpeckers loved it and I got to watch them feed their babies on this feeder.

Sit out and listen for their call; you can't miss it - it is very LOUD. Then you go inside to watch them or seclude yourself outside and watch. They are very shy. Mine visit the feeder at 8,9:30,12:30,and 4pm daily. Pretty regular.

keep up the feeding

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