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.


Featured Events

Monday Night Seminars, 7:30 p.m. at the Cornell Lab:

April 3: Though blind from birth, Juan Pablo Culasso of Uruguay is a top birder and his career is recording bird sounds. Listen to this inspiring scientist describe his work and travels.

May 1: Christine Sheppard, with the American Birding Association, talks about the latest studies and techniques designed to prevent bird injury and death at windows.

Bird Walks
Storytime at Sapsucker Woods
Juan Pablo Culasso recording penguin sounds.
Chris Sheppard testing glass.

Take a tour of the Lab!

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

Storytime at Sapsucker Woods:
April 14, 10:30 a.m.

Join us in the Lab's Adelson Library (second floor) on the second Friday of each month for a book reading especially for pre-schoolers!

A self-paced online tutorial. Learn to ID birds by size and shape
Birds of North America Online, ultimate source for bird info, join for $5/month
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