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

Request a reservation (for groups of 10 or more).

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.
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 1.
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

Admission is free. We appreciate donations and member support to help with trail maintenance and local outreach programs.

Watch Selected Seminars Live Online!

Next Live Seminar: April 21, 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Title: To Know the Crow: Insights and stories from a quarter century of crow study

Speakers: Anne B. Clark, Binghamton University; Kevin McGowan, Cornell Lab of Ornithology;
 

Seminar Archives:

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

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All Events

Friday, April 25, 2014 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Bird Walk at Cornell Plantations

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Friday morning guided bird walks on Plantations grounds. Walks begin at 8:00 a.m. and are free. They will take place rain or shine and last approximately 90 minutes. Registration is not required. Meet by the Sculpture Garden in the F.R. Newman Arboretum off Caldwell Road. ...expand entry

Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, April 27, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, April 27, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Wildflower Walk in Sapsucker Woods

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Sunday wildflower walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks begin at 1:00 p.m. and are free. They will take place rain or shine and last approximately 90 minutes. Registration is not required. Meet at the Lab of Ornithology visitor center. ...expand entry

Monday, April 28, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Restoration of Mexican Islands and Conservation of Birds

Speaker: Alfonso Aguirre Muñoz, Director, Grupo de Ecología y Conservación de Islas

The Mexican islands are among the most valuable natural ecosystems.While well preserved, invasive mammals have been a big threat to its biodiversity, even causing the extinction of some island species. In response, Mexico has eradicated 56 populations of invasive mammals from 36 islands, protecting 147 endemic species of mammals, reptiles, birds and plants. In addition, 227 colonies of seabirds have been protected. The eradication of invasive mammals from the approximately 40 remaining islands is a strategic goal achievable by 2025, thanks to the collaboration of local communities, federal government agencies, academic institutions, and NGOs, as well as national and international donors and funds.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. but seating is limited. Doors will close when room capacity is reached.
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Friday, May 02, 2014 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Bird Walk at Cornell Plantations

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Friday morning guided bird walks on Plantations grounds. Walks begin at 8:00 a.m. and are free. They will take place rain or shine and last approximately 90 minutes. Registration is not required. Meet by the Sculpture Garden in the F.R. Newman Arboretum off Caldwell Road. ...expand entry

Saturday, May 03, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, May 04, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, May 04, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Wildflower Walk in Sapsucker Woods

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Sunday wildflower walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks begin at 1:00 p.m. and are free. They will take place rain or shine and last approximately 90 minutes. Registration is not required. Meet at the Lab of Ornithology visitor center. ...expand entry

Friday, May 09, 2014 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Bird Walk at Cornell Plantations

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Friday morning guided bird walks on Plantations grounds. Walks begin at 8:00 a.m. and are free. They will take place rain or shine and last approximately 90 minutes. Registration is not required. Meet by the Sculpture Garden in the F.R. Newman Arboretum off Caldwell Road. ...expand entry

Saturday, May 10, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, May 11, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, May 11, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Wildflower Walk in Sapsucker Woods

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Sunday wildflower walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks begin at 1:00 p.m. and are free. They will take place rain or shine and last approximately 90 minutes. Registration is not required. Meet at the Lab of Ornithology visitor center. ...expand entry

Monday, May 12, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Fuertes Revisited: A Bird Artist in His Setting

Cayuga Bird Club Meeting
Speaker: Mia Boynton PhD, granddaughter of Louis Fuertes and independent writer

Mia Boynton, a granddaughter of Louis Fuertes and an independent writer, will talk about the research she has done for her recently completed biography of Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Fuertes Revisited: A Bird Artist in his Setting. Topics covered will include business realities of being a bird artist in the early 20th century, sources of inspiration for Fuertes, sources of difficulty, and the ways in which he survived. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

This seminar is one event in a series of events commemorating and celebrating the Cayuga Bird Club's 100 year anniversary

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and there will be cookies and conversation starting at 7:15 p.m. Bird club business begins at 7:30 followed by the speaker presentation. Seating is limited and doors will close when room capacity is reached.
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Friday, May 16, 2014 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Bird Walk at Cornell Plantations

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Friday morning guided bird walks on Plantations grounds. Walks begin at 8:00 a.m. and are free. They will take place rain or shine and last approximately 90 minutes. Registration is not required. Meet by the Sculpture Garden in the F.R. Newman Arboretum off Caldwell Road. ...expand entry

Saturday, May 17, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, May 18, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Wildflower Walk in Sapsucker Woods

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Sunday wildflower walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks begin at 1:00 p.m. and are free. They will take place rain or shine and last approximately 90 minutes. Registration is not required. Meet at the Lab of Ornithology visitor center. ...expand entry

Monday, May 19, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Humpback Whales--Composers of the Sea

Speakers: Katy Payne and Ann Warde, Cornell Lab Bioacoustics Research Program

Humpback whales are the maestros of the marine world. Their "songs" actually develop and change over time--an example of cultural evolution in a non-human species! Katy Payne and Ann Warde of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Bioacoustics Research Program have teamed up for this audio-visual presentation during which they will introduce the audience to whales, the sounds they make, and the concept of deep listening.

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Friday, May 23, 2014 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Bird Walk at Cornell Plantations

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Friday morning guided bird walks on Plantations grounds. Walks begin at 8:00 a.m. and are free. They will take place rain or shine and last approximately 90 minutes. Registration is not required. Meet by the Sculpture Garden in the F.R. Newman Arboretum off Caldwell Road. ...expand entry

Saturday, May 24, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, May 25, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, May 25, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Wildflower Walk in Sapsucker Woods

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Sunday wildflower walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks begin at 1:00 p.m. and are free. They will take place rain or shine and last approximately 90 minutes. Registration is not required. Meet at the Lab of Ornithology visitor center. ...expand entry

Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, June 01, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, June 07, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginnner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, June 08, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, June 14, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, June 21, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, June 22, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, June 28, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, June 29, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, July 05, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, July 06, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, July 12, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, July 13, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, July 19, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, July 20, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, July 26, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, July 27, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, August 02, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, August 03, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, August 09, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, August 23, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, August 24, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Saturday, August 30, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

Sunday, August 31, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Guided Beginner Bird Walk

Join us each Saturday and Sunday morning for free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory.  ...expand entry

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