Get directions to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and learn about all we have to offer in our Visitor Center and out on our trails.



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.

Welcome to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. You'll find us nestled in Sapsucker Woods just outside Ithaca, New York. We invite you to visit and discover all that our Visitor Center has to offer here at the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity.

While you're here, try a guided tour using the PocketSights mobile app.


Visitor Center Volunteers: If you love birds and are at least 18 years old, you can become a Visitor Center volunteer. Volunteers help with youth education programs, lead guided tours, assist outreach efforts, and more. You also receive discounts on membership and program fees, free training, and frequent learning opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Anne Rosenberg at baj3@cornell.edu  or call 607-254-2109.


Featured Events

Bird Walks
November 6 Seminar
Storytime at Sapsucker Woods

Nov. 6: Monday Night Seminar

7:30-9:00 p.m. Cornell Lab auditorium, free

Speakers: Paul and Alan Singer

The sons of renowned bird artist Arthur Singer will speak about their father’s life, having just released a biography called Arthur Singer, The Wildlife Art of an American Master, a two-year labor of love. Arthur Singer (1917-1990) redefined the concept of the bird guide with his 1966 release, The Golden Field Guide to Birds of North America, and millions have enjoyed Singer’s work published in books, magazines, prints, and commemorative stamps. Select works from an larger exhibit of Singer’s work at RIT will be on display at the Cornell Lab from November 2017 through March 2018.

This seminar is being streamed live.

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Take a tour or trail walk with us! Behind the scenes building tours and guided bird walks take place throughout the week. Click here for more information

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