Sapsucker Woods Pond Cam

Location: Ithaca, NY

Camera Host: Cornell Lab

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December 01, 2016

Canada Geese Set Down on Pond

Sit back and enjoy as droves of Canada Geese set down on the Sapsucker Woods Ponds at dusk. Migrating geese take multiple breaks along the way, and these stopover sites give geese a chance to replenish some of their nutrient reserves during the long flight. 

November 23, 2016

Bumper to Bumper Traffic Near the Shoreline

It's bumper to bumper traffic on the Sapsucker Woods Pond cam this morning! This time lapse gives you an idea of how the Mallards and Canada Geese maneuver between one another when foraging near the shoreline. We wish safe travels and a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from all of us at the Bird Cams! 

November 15, 2016

Canada Geese Line Up, Take Turns Between Cut Through

Watch as Canada Geese line up like train cars, passing between the cut through one by one on the Sapsucker Woods Pond Cam.  

December 01, 2016

Canada Geese Set Down on Pond

Sit back and enjoy as droves of Canada Geese set down on the Sapsucker Woods Ponds at dusk. Migrating geese take multiple breaks along the way, and these stopover sites give geese a chance to replenish some of their nutrient reserves during the long flight. 

November 23, 2016

Bumper to Bumper Traffic Near the Shoreline

It's bumper to bumper traffic on the Sapsucker Woods Pond cam this morning! This time lapse gives you an idea of how the Mallards and Canada Geese maneuver between one another when foraging near the shoreline. We wish safe travels and a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from all of us at the Bird Cams! 

November 15, 2016

Great Blue Heron "Strikes Out" By Beaver Den

A Great Blue Heron misses out on a meal after it fails to capture it's prey with a quick a strike. As winter approaches, heron sightings become few and far between in their northern ranges, including at Sapsucker Woods.  

This section lists all of the species recently seen in Sapsucker Woods and entered into eBird. The list may take a moment to generate.

Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary earned its name 100 years ago when the first nesting pair of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers in the Cayuga Basin were discovered here by Lab founder Arthur A. Allen and noted avian artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Since that fateful discovery in 1909, it has become the home of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a center of discovery for over 100,000 annual visitors. Over 200 species of bird can be seen here, including rarities like American Bittern, Scarlet Tanager, and many of the beautiful warblers that migrate here to breed. In addition, numerous turtles and frogs can be seen around the pond, and healthy populations of deer, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, and mink are also frequently encountered. The special status of Sapsucker Woods has been recognized by the Tompkins County Environmental Management Council, designating it a Unique Natural Area.

Sapsucker Woods also hosts the expansive Johnson Visitors’ Center, containing state-of-the-art multimedia exhibits that let you explore the world of birds through sound and video, a stunning collection of avian artwork (including the nation’s largest collection of Fuertes artwork on display), and a two-story glassed-in observatory for viewing the sanctuary and its inhabitants.