Feeder Garden & South Trailhead

Sounds of Sapsucker Woods

Feeder Garden & South Trailhead

Ithaca, New York 14882, United States

Created By: Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Hidden from the trail by a thick screen of trees, bushes, and a wooden privacy fence, is the Cornell Lab's feeder garden. Inside, the garden contains a natural stone bird bath, a variety of native plants, and bird feeders filled with seeds, suet, and sometimes fruit.

Garden access is for staff only. Please watch the feeders through the gaps in the wooden fence, or from inside the Visitor Center when the building is open. You can also watch the feeders online, with our live feeder cam!

The feeder garden is a noisy spot, attracting dozens of species, each with their own songs and calls. Below are just a few of the most common and distinctive sounds you might hear:

Breeding Season (Spring & Summer)

Baltimore Oriole © Arthur A. Allen and Peter Paul Kellogg / Macaulay Library

Permanent Residents (All Year)

American Goldfinch © Wil Hershberger / Macaulay Library

Black-capped Chickadee © Jay McGowan / Macaulay Library

Blue Jay © Jay McGowan / Macaulay Library

Pileated Woodpecker © Arthur A. Allen and Peter Paul Kellogg / Macaulay Library

White-breasted Nuthatch © Roselvy Juárez / Macaulay Library

This point of interest is part of the tour: Sounds of Sapsucker Woods


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