Timmy's Walk

Sounds of Sapsucker Woods

Timmy's Walk

Ithaca, New York 14882, United States

Created By: Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Timmy's Walk is a short trail detour that takes you to the edge of Sapsucker Woods pond, close to two of the pond's islands. A small channel, filled with cattails and other marsh plants, separates this point of land from the feeder garden and Lab building. This is a great place to hear geese, ducks, and pond-loving songbirds.

If you look carefully across the channel, you might notice a microphone atop a small tripod, nearly hidden among the plants. That microphone streams live audio to a real-time sound ID demo, which automatically identifies and counts every bird song and call heard here. This is powered by BirdNET, a machine-learning algorithm for bird sound recognition. There is also a free BirdNET mobile app for Android phones.

Breeding Season (Spring & Summer)

Common Grackle © Matthew D. Medler / Macaulay Library

Red-winged Blackbird © Matthew D. Medler / Macaulay Library

Song Sparrow © Marky Mutchler / Macaulay Library

Wood Duck © Michael Andersen / Macaulay Library

Permanent Residents (All Year)

Canada Goose © Livia Santana / Macaulay Library

Mallard © Michael Andersen / Macaulay Library

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


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