Birding Hot Spots

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Pileated Woodpecker

By John Shackford

The Pileated Woodpecker has a name to stumble over—is it pie-lee-ated or pill-ee-ated? A trip to the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary shows that both pronunciations are correct. So nobody has anything to grumble about, right? But I still prefer pie-lee-ated—the language of my youth!

This non-migratory woodpecker is big, about 17 inches long—just 2 inches shorter than the

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