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. 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
Dec 6 Seminar
Storytime at Sapsucker Woods

December 4: Monday Night Seminar

7:30-9:00 p.m. Cornell Lab auditorium, free

Speaker: Harry W. Greene, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University

Come hear the fascinating story of how snakes and primates have influenced one another’s evolution for millions of years. Dr. Harry Greene explores the theory that snakes have influenced the evolution of primate neurobiology, vision, and fear, beginning as early as 75 million years ago with constricting predators and 50 million years ago with venomous adversaries. These long-term, evolutionary relationships among snakes and primates both challenge and inspire efforts to conserve snakes. 

December 8: Storytime at Sapsucker Woods

10:30 a.m. Cornell Lab, Adelson Library (second floor)

Title: A Cardinal in the Snow, by Jimmy Bunker Smith, illustrated by J.W. Galner

Description: In the midst of winter, the red coat of a Northern Cardinal is always a welcome bright spot. In this story, a little girl spots a cardinal in the snow and learns about the world it lives in, the world we all share. 

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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