Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
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.
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
Located just minutes away from the Cornell Lab, the Courtyard by Marriott offers Lab visitors special reduced rates. This rate is based on availability and subject to change. Free shuttle service is available to and from the Cornell Lab by appointment on the hour from 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Please call 866-541-3600 and ask for the Lab of Ornithology visitors' rate, or visit the Courtyard by Marriott website.
Admission is free. We appreciate donations and member support to help with trail maintenance and local outreach programs.
If you could not get to the Lab for some of our Monday Night Seminars, you can still catch the following three, which were recorded and archived.
November 18, 2013: Behind the Scenes With Bird Cams
Speaker: Charles Eldermire, Bird Cams Project Leader, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
November 4, 2013: On Natural History, Aesthetics, and Conservation
Speaker: Harry Greene, Professor and Faculty Curator of Herpetology, Cornell University
September 30, 2013: Saving the World’s Last Pristine Ocean: Ross Sea, Antarctica
Grant Ballard, Chief Science Officer, Point Blue Conservation Science
We'll be doing more of this during the spring 2014 semester, so stay tuned. Bookmark this web page to watch live seminars and sign up for alerts about upcoming presentations.