Owls & Woodpeckers

Owls are birds of prey, stealthy hunters of the night that strike with powerful talons to satisfy a fierce, carnivorous appetite. Woodpeckers are much more methodical workers, endlessly jumping from tree to tree and hammering away to forage for grubs and insects, while also using the holes they excavate to build nests.

These two species are known for a mutually beneficial relationship in the wild.

Great Horned Owls make sure that there are not to many rodents in the ecosystem that will eat the eggs and food that the woodpeckers eat and the woodpeckers make holes in the trees that they owls can live in.