Created By: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
As you take a stroll down the boardwalk, be sure to keep an eye out for non-migratory birds! Small holes along tree trunks are a distinct sign of woodpeckers looking for carpenter ants. There are five species of woodpeckers found year-round, including the Tiny Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, and Pileated Woodpecker. Chickadees, titmice, and nuthatches nest and roost in old woodpecker cavities, so these species are often spotted in close proximity to each other. Other birds like Cardinals and Blue-Jays wander looking for fruits and seeds. Plants like spicebush, honeysuckle, hawthorn, buckthorn provide an array of food sources for these birds.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Sapsucker Woods Through the Seasons: Fall/Winter