Junction of Wilson & West Trails

Sounds of Sapsucker Woods

Junction of Wilson & West Trails

Lansing, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Lab of Ornithology


As the trail approaches the boundary between forest and pond, keep an ear out for birds that enjoy this particular type of edge habitat!

The Gray Catbird alternates between complex, improvised songs and simple cat-like meows while foraging in the bushes near the pond's edge, side-by-side with the Common Grackle's dry chuck. Meanwhile, both the burry trill of the Great-crested Flycatcher and the clear, flute-like notes of the Baltimore Oriole can be heard from above, as these species like tall trees at the forest's sunny edge.

Just Passing Through (Spring & Fall Migration)

Yellow-rumped Warbler © Jay McGowan / Macaulay Library

Breeding Season (Spring & Summer)

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

Common Grackle © Matthew D. Medler / Macaulay Library

Gray Catbird © Simone Dena / Macaulay Library

Permanent Residents (All Year)

Red-bellied Woodpecker © Jay McGowan / Macaulay Library

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


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