Migration Celebration

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850

Visitor Center Hours

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

Closed Thanksgiving Day and the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Hours may change due to special events.

The Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary is open daily, dawn to dusk

Admission is free. We appreciate donations and member support to help grow and develop Visitor Center experiences.

Join Us

Saturday, September 17

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 



Have fun learning about fall migration and the Cornell Lab’s many research and conservation programs. New this year: behind-the-scenes workshops given by Lab staff showing off new tracking technology, tips and tricks for birding, the chance to build your own nest box, and more! Download the schedule of workshops. (PDF)

Free workshop tickets will be handed out at the Migration Celebration welcome table. Space is limited so be sure to arrive early, check the schedule, and pick up your tickets!

Cayuga Lake Creamery will also be here with their wonderful ice cream!

The 2016 New York State Fair Food Truck Competition winners, Silo Food Truck, will be serving from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Eastern Screech-OwlRaptors!

See live birds from the Cornell Raptor Program


girlHelp Birds

Learn what you can do to make life easier for birds.


Ruby-crowned KingletBird Walks

Led by Cayuga Bird Club on Sapsucker Woods trails



curious kidsWorkshops

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Cornell Lab.


girl doing craftsCrafts & Games

Get banded like a bird, play games, and more.



Bald Eagle in flightConservation

Learn how research is used to help birds worldwide.



Visit the Exhibit Hall to learn more about the topics below.

Project FeederWatch
Project FeederWatch. Photo: David Disher
Bioacoustics Research Program
Bioacoustics Research Program
Bird Academy
Bird Academy
Celebrate Urban Birds
Celebrate Urban Birds
NestWatch Project
NestWatch Project. Photo: Mary Thomson
Bird Habitat
Habitat Network. Photo: Tony Peebles

Be a Migration Celebration volunteer!

Contact Hiilei Casco at hkc27@cornell.edu by August 30 to sign up.

For more information contact us: 800-843-2473.

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