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. No dogs or bicycles please.

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.

Volunteer Information Session

Thursday, September 6, 11:00 a.m.

Join our growing team of Visitor Center volunteers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. If you're interested, please plan to attend our volunteer information session. Come to the Visitor Center and you will be guided to the room where the session is being held.

If you have questions, please contact Anne Rosenberg at baj3@cornell.edu  or call 607-254-2109.


Featured Events

Bird Walks
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Migration Celebration is Back!

Saturday, September 15, 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

Join us for activities and displays that celebrate amazing bird migrations. Our celebration takes place rain or shine and it's free! Learn more.

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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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