Welcome!

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
1-800-843-BIRD

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.

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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.

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Featured Events

Bird Walks
Migration Celebration
Storytime at Sapsucker Woods

Sept. 16: Migration Celebration

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Rain or shine, this is always a great time! Learn about bird migration, build a birdhouse, watch scientists band wild birds, and see live hawks and owls. You can also enjoy interactive exhibits, games, workshops, and trail walks. New this year, a rollicking beatbox performance with bird sounds performed at 3:00 p.m. by Ben Mirin, a.k.a. DJ Ecotone. Learn more.

Take a Lab Tour

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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