Step 1: Distribution

Identifying and Reporting an Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker


Distribution of the Pileated Woodpecker. Source: The Birds of North America Online.
 

Ivory-billed Woodpecker


Approximate boundary of the early historical range of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in the United States and Cuba. Adapted from Tanner 1942 and Jackson 2004. Source: The Birds of North America Online.

Historical Range

The historical range of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker included the following states:
  Alabama
Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
North Carolina
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas

If your sighting occurred in one of these states, please continue with step 2 ยป


If your sighting is not within one of these states, you probably saw a Pileated Woodpecker. For more information about the Pileated Woodpecker, please visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Online Bird Guide.


We hope you'll record your sightings of Pileated Woodpeckers at eBird, a free online checklist program that allows you to contribute sightings of any bird species to a continentwide database accessible by scientists, conservationists, and other bird watchers.

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