Wilson Trail Split - Young Forest

Sounds of Sapsucker Woods

Wilson Trail Split - Young Forest

Lansing, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Lab of Ornithology


This young forest habitat contains some tall trees, with sunny gaps in the canopy, intermixed with a dense thicket of shrubs, vines, and other understory vegetation. This thicket is popular with a variety of insect-gleaning migrants, including warblers, kinglets, and wrens -- some of whom stay to nest here through the summer, while others merely stop by on their way further north.

Year-round, listen for the unique rolling kwirr call of the Red-bellied Woodpecker, who prefers this younger forest and habitat edges over the more mature forests and swamps favored by other woodpecker species.

Just Passing Through (Spring & Fall Migration)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet © Brad Walker / Macaulay Library

Breeding Season (Spring & Summer)

Common Yellowthroast © Fabricio Gorleri / 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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