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Sapsucker Woods Pond Cam

Location: Ithaca, NY

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January 13, 2017

Geese Foraging Next to Pond

Canada Geese tend to shift their foraging habits with the seasons. In spring and summer, geese concentrate their feeding on grasses and sedges, including skunk cabbage leaves and eelgrass. During fall and winter, they rely more on berries and seeds, including agricultural grains, and seem especially fond of blueberries.  

January 10, 2017

Cold Day on the Ponds

Do you ever wonder how the waterfowl on Sapsucker Woods Pond withstand the freezing temperatures on their bare feet? Click the link to learn more from All About Birds about how they cope with the cold. More...

January 13, 2017

Geese Foraging Next to Pond

Canada Geese tend to shift their foraging habits with the seasons. In spring and summer, geese concentrate their feeding on grasses and sedges, including skunk cabbage leaves and eelgrass. During fall and winter, they rely more on berries and seeds, including agricultural grains, and seem especially fond of blueberries.  

January 10, 2017

Cold Day on the Ponds

Do you ever wonder how the waterfowl on Sapsucker Woods Pond withstand the freezing temperatures on their bare feet? Click the link to learn more from All About Birds about how they cope with the cold. More...

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.