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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.

Special Note:

The Visitor Center will be closing at 3:30 p.m. on October 21 for a special event.

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


Featured Events

Bird Walks
Monday Night Seminar: A Galaxy of Falcons

Monday Might Seminar

When: Monday, November 5, 2018 7:30 PM

Where: Cornell Lab auditorium

Speaker: Scott Weidensaul, author, researcher

Title: A Galaxy of Falcons

Description: Each autumn, more than a million Amur falcons congregate in India's remote northeast state of Nagaland, pausing on a 9,000-mile migration from Asia to southern Africa. Until 2012, no one in the outside world knew this great gathering existed–or that the local villagers were killing hundreds of thousands of the birds for food. What happened next was one of the most remarkable conservation success stories in recent years, but also poses thorny questions about what happens when a poor community does the right but difficult thing. Join author and researcher Scott Weidensaul as he discusses his 2017 expedition to Nagaland, and the future of this galaxy of falcons.

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