Sherwood Platform

Features of the Wilson Trail at Sapsucker Woods

Sherwood Platform

Lansing, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Lab of Ornithology


The Sherwood Platform is the perfect spot to get a different perspective of the pond and a close up view of active waterfowl. Pond bubblers near the building pump air from below the surface to attract waterfowl and prevent the freezing of water. Mallards, American Black Ducks, and Canada Geese all stay in Sapsucker Woods for the winter and congregate around these bubblers. Winter is especially active for Mallards who court during this time. Be sure to look out for any courtship behavior, which is common starting early November. Watch the video or read this short guide about duck courtship displays.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Features of the Wilson Trail at Sapsucker Woods


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