Fly Free, Janet

We are incredibly saddened to say that our female pileated woodpecker, affectionately named Janet by the Bird Center staff, was humanely euthanized last night after suffering a debilitating seizure earlier in the day. The staff and volunteers at the Center are devastated by her loss.

Female pileated woodpecker.
Photo credit to Carole Dubritsky.

We’d like to thank our supporters for their concern and kind donations as we worked to rehabilitate her. It was an honor to care for this beautiful bird, and in her memory we have created a page on our website featuring her story as well as pictures and a video compilation. Visit the link below to view Janet’s memoriam.