Lab Events

Planning a Visit

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
1-800-843-BIRD (1-800-843-2473)
clo_events@cornell.edu

Reservations requested for groups of 10 or more. Click here

The Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary is open every day, dawn to dusk.

For store hours for Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods, click here

Visitor Center Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Friday: 8:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Saturday: 9:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Sunday: 11:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M. April-December
Sunday: Closed January-March
Hours may change due to special events. We are closed on some holidays.

Holiday Hours

Closed Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving Day.

Closed from 4:00 P.M. on Christmas Eve through January 4.

Open 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and the day after Thanksgiving.

Adelson Library Hours

Monday-Friday: 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Where to Stay

The following hotels offer special reduced rates for Lab visitors. This rate is based on availability and subject to change. Free shuttle service is available to and from the Cornell Lab, please contact the hotel for more information on their shuttle service.
Courtyard by Marriott: 607-330-1000
Fairfield Inn and Suites Marriott: 607-277-1000
Best Western University Inn: 607-272-6100

Admission is free. We appreciate donations and member support to help with trail maintenance and local outreach programs.

Watch Selected Monday Night Seminars Online

Watch Live: Monday May 4, at 7:30 p.m.
Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds
Speakers: Laura Erickson and Marie Read

Bookmark this web page to watch live seminars and sign up for alerts about upcoming presentations.

You can watch any of our past livestreamed seminars via the free video seminar archive on our blog.

All Events

Friday, May 01, 2015 8:00 AM to Monday, August 31, 2015 5:00 PM

Sapsuckers to Swallowtails Art Exhibit

A selection of works by Sue deLearie Adair will be on display in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology auditorium between May 1 and August 31.

Adair’s artwork is inspired by her love of the natural world, and all creatures great and small. She has been an avid birder for 30 years and an equally avid butterflier for the last 20 years. Sue is fascinated by everything in nature and portrays many different animals, but birds are her favorite subject and comprise the majority of her work. “Sapsuckers to Swallowtails” will showcase more than 40 drawings and paintings of birds, butterflies, and amphibians. Free. Available for viewing during regular visitor center hours. ...expand entry

Saturday, August 01, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m. and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, August 02, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m. and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, August 08, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m. and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, August 09, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m. and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, August 15, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m. and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, August 16, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m. and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, August 22, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m. and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, August 23, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m. and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, August 29, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m. and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, August 30, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m. and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Centennial Migration Celebration

Our annual Migration Celebration is doubly special this year because the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is also celebrating it's centennial! In addition to the activities and displays in the observatory, we're opening up the doors to the entire Lab so you can talk to some of the scientists who carry out research on birds, elephants, and whales. The event is free. Some of the activities include:

* Guided bird walks
* Bird banding station
* Live birds from the Cornell Raptor Program
* Tours of the bird specimen collection
...and much more!


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