September 18, 2014
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Cedar Waxwings and a Great Blue Heron
Did you know the Cornell Lab of Ornithology logo is a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker? Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary was named in 1909 by famed bird artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes upon finding the first Yellow-bellied Sapsucker nest in the Ithaca region. About 3 miles from Cornell’s campus, Sapsucker Woods covers 230 acres of forest dominated by red maples, beech, and hickory, including the 10-acre pond that hosts the herons’ nest site.