Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
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.
Book Reading for Kids
Bird migration on weather radar.
Juan Pablo Culasso recording penguin sounds.
Chris Sheppard testing glass.
Take a tour of the Lab!
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
Storytime at Sapsucker Woods:
March 10, 10:30 a.m.
Join us in the Lab's Adelson Library (second floor) on the second Friday of each month for a book reading especially for pre-schoolers!
Monday Night Seminars, 7:30 p.m. at the Cornell Lab:
March 6: Andrew Farnsworth shares migration secrets revealed using cutting edge science for the Lab's BirdCast project.
April 3: Though blind from birth, Juan Pablo Culasso of Uruguay is a top birder and his career is recording bird sounds. Listen to this inspiring scientist describe his work and travels.
May 1: Christine Sheppard, with the American Birding Association, talks about the latest studies and techniques designed to prevent bird injury and death at windows.