Hairy Woodpeckers might look big when compared to their look alikes—the Downy Woodpecker—but they are dwarfed when matched up against a behemoth like this Pileated Woodpecker. Measuring in at between 15.7 and 19.3 inches long with an over two foot wingspan, some Pileated Woodpeckers may reach up to 2–3 times the size of their smaller cousins!
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This FeederWatch cam is located in the Treman Bird Feeding Garden at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Perched on the edge of both Sapsucker Woods and its 10-acre pond, these feeders attract both forest species like chickadees and woodpeckers as well as some species that prefer open environments near water like Red-winged Blackbirds.
The Wild Birds Unlimited store at Sapsucker Woods has been a part of the visitor experience in the Cornell Lab’s Visitor Center ever since the new building opened in 2003. They are the preferred vendor of official Cornell Lab merchandise and offer a dizzying number of feeders, binoculars, and birdwatching-related gear and gifts to make any bird enthusiast happy. WBU has also pledged support for many of the Cornell Lab’s local efforts, including providing the bird feeders and food for this FeederWatch Cam.