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.

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

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

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

 

Monday, April 06, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock

Seminar and book signing
Speaker: Dr. Stephen W. Kress, Director, Audubon Seabird Restoration Program

After 42 years, Project Puffin has achieved international acclaim for pioneering methods that are helping endangered seabirds worldwide. But there is much to this story that has never been told. Join us as project founder Dr. Stephen Kress recounts how his childhood experiences in landlocked Columbus, Ohio, ignited his lifelong passion for puffins on the Maine coast. Hear about the challenges of working on remote islands, and how persistence helped him succeed when a nemesis almost halted the project in its infancy. Join us for the first public debut of Kress’s new autobiographical book, which will be available for signing after the presentation.

Please note that there is limited seating and the doors will be closed when the auditorium is full.
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Monday, April 13, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Their World of Sound: An Exploration of Bird Sounds

Cayuga Bird Club Meeting
Speaker: Greg Budney, Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab

Birds make some of the most compelling sounds heard in nature--from the stunningly beautiful to the bizarre, from drumming to mimicry, from the Common Nightingale to the Musician Wren. During this presentation you'll hear sounds that birds use to communicate and learn what these sounds reveal about their complex lives, via sound recordings from the Cornell Lab’s Macaulay Library, the world's largest archive of bird sounds.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy snacks and conversation 7:15–7:30 p.m. Cayuga Bird Club business meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. with the presentation to follow at approximately 8:00 p.m. Please note that there is limited seating and the doors will be closed when the auditorium is full. Open to the public.
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Monday, May 04, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds

Seminar and book signing
Speaker: Laura Erickson, author; Marie Read, author and wildlife photographer

This new book from author Laura Erickson and wildlife photographer Marie Read documents every stage in the family lives of birds. The authors will talk about these rare glimpses into the lives of the birds we thought we knew—everything from dramatic courtship to nest construction, egg-laying, and first attempts at flight by the young. Copies of the book will available for signing after the presentation.

Please note that there is limited seating and the doors will be closed when the auditorium is full.

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Monday, May 11, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Two Dimes and a Nickel: Tales of the Golden-winged Warbler

Cayuga Bird Club Meeting & Presentation

Speaker: Dr. Ron Rohrbaugh, Assistant Director, Conservation Science, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Ron will discuss how the imperiled Golden-winged Warbler has shaped contemporary avian science and conservation by fueling innovation and technology, driving state and national land management policy, and forging international partnerships.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy snacks and conversation 7:15–7:30 p.m. Cayuga Bird Club business meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. with the presentation to follow at approximately 8:00 p.m. Please note that there is limited seating and the doors will be closed when the auditorium is full. Open to the public.
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