Woodpeckers: The Hole Story goes deep into the woods to explore the lives of a unique avian family. All woodpeckers share some very special gifts – they are acutely adapted to life in the trees and are experts at working with wood.
They have tree climbing feet, a forest flying technique, and chisel-tipped bills to carve out holes in solid wood.
Woodpeckers call, but they do not sing. Instead, they drum on trees to send out messages. And they use that chiseled bill to drill into rotting trees looking for insects to eat. Every year they excavate a deep nest hole – holes that become essential to other nesting birds throughout the forest. The Hole Story explores these abilities through the intimate stories of woodpecker families across the world.