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.

Friday, May 29, 2015 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Birds and Blossoms: Guided Spring Walks

In collaboration with Cornell Plantations and the Cayuga Bird Club, the Lab is offering Friday morning bird walks in the Newman Arboretum, and Sunday wildflower walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks are free, will be held rain or shine, and last approximately 90 minutes. Registration is not required.

Friday bird walks at Cornell Plantations begin at 8:00 a.m. on May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, and May 29. Meet by the Sculpture Garden, in the F.R. Newman Arboretum off Caldwell Road.

The walks are being led by volunteers from Cornell Plantations, the Cornell Lab, and the Cayuga Bird Club.
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Sunday, May 31, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Birds and Blossoms: Guided Spring Walks

In collaboration with Cornell Plantations and the Cayuga Bird Club, the Lab is offering Friday morning bird walks in the Newman Arboretum, and Sunday wildflower walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks are free, will be held rain or shine, and last approximately 90 minutes. Registration is not required.

Sunday Wildflower walks in Sapsucker Woods begin at 1:00 p.m. on May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, and May 31. Meet at the Lab of Ornithology visitor center.

The walks are being led by volunteers from Cornell Plantations, the Cornell Lab, and the Cayuga Bird Club.
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