Visitor Center Closed
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Visitor Center is not open to the general public at this time. Walk-in visitors are not permitted. See Cornell’s Information for Visitors for additional campus details.
The Visitor Center’s Sapsucker Woods trails are open! Follow our guide for What To Do Outdoors at Sapsucker Woods. Visitors need to follow face covering guidelines, maintain at least a 6-foot distance from others, and visit alone or in small household groups. The lower portion of the Wilson Trail is temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions from ash trees infected by Emerald Ash Borers.
Explore our virtual experiences which include online webinars, workshops, self-guided tours, and learn how you can get involved.
Plan Your Visit Watch birds. Take a stroll. Listen to the woods.
Enjoy our art and science exhibits; watch birds rain or shine; and explore 4 miles of trails through our 230-acre sanctuary.
What’s Happening Today at the Cornell Lab
Recent Bird Sightings
In Our Auditorium
365 Feathers Project, by NV Illustration.
Events for week of July 25, 2021
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How to Get Here
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
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Bus: TCAT Route 41 stops at the Hanshaw–Sapsucker Woods Rd intersection. Service to the Cornell Lab is available on demand. Details.
Free shuttle runs 4 times daily between Cornell Lab and Cornell University, Mon–Fri, during the fall and spring semesters. Details.
Visitor Center is handicapped accessible; wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs are not recommended on the nature trails.