North American's largest woodpecker can be as quiet as a whisper or as noisy as a flock of geese. The later is mostly when a pair is on their nesting territory in mating season. The bird that used to hold the previous record for the largest woodpecker in North America is the Ivory-billed woodpecker which is now thought to be extinct. The last undisputed sighting is from 1944 in the swamps of Louisiana. The north eastern slope of the Kalamaka Lake was where this bird was searching stumps for a bit to eat.