Nature – Woodpeckers: The Hole Story

Nature – Woodpeckers: The Hole Story

Sun, 06/04/2023 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Photo: Acorn woodpecker adults at nest hole. Carmel, CA.

Credit: Courtesy of Russell Kaye/Courtesy of The WNET Group


Go deep into the woods to explore the lives of a unique avian family.

Woodpeckers come in 239 species and live on every continent except Antarctica and Australia, playing a powerful role in every ecosystem they inhabit. They come in all shapes and sizes, each uniquely engineered for their particular lifestyles. Nature – Woodpeckers: The Hole Story airs Sunday, June 4 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD.

Filmmaker Ann Johnson Prum (Nature: Super Hummingbirds) pecks away at what makes these birds so special through the intimate stories of woodpecker families across the world. Narrated by Paul Giamatti.