The Cornell Lab in fall by Dimitri Ponirakis

Visit Us

Our Visitor Center is filled with science exhibits and artwork, nestled within a 230-acre sanctuary with 4 miles of trails for exploring.

Open 10 – 4 October 1–March 31

Open 10-5 April 1 – September 30
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Dec. 25 to Jan. 1
Trails open dawn to dusk.
No dogs or bicycles, please.

Admission: Free

For groups of 10 or more, please
Make a group reservation

Seminar Series

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Upcoming Featured Events

Baltimore Oriole on tree branch

Welcome to Birdwatching Field Workshop Series – Walk 1

April 4 at 7:00 am12:00 pm
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States

Explore bird identification strategies, behaviors, habitat choices and the wonders of migration, courtship, and nesting. (Ithaca area) Welcome to Birdwatching— Field Workshop Series Join the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for an exciting new series of field experiences this spring. In our brand-new in-person workshop series Welcome to Birdwatching, Lab of Ornithology walk leaders will guide you through all the tools, tips, and techniques you'll need to unlock the joy of watching birds. You'll learn about your local birds while also building…

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Baltimore Oriole on tree branch

Welcome to Birdwatching Field Workshop Series – Walk 2

April 11 at 7:00 am12:00 pm
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States

Explore bird identification strategies, behaviors, habitat choices and the wonders of migration, courtship, and nesting. (Ithaca area) Welcome to Birdwatching— Field Workshop Series Join the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for an exciting new series of field experiences this spring. In our brand-new in-person workshop series Welcome to Birdwatching, Lab of Ornithology walk leaders will guide you through all the tools, tips, and techniques you'll need to unlock the joy of watching birds. You'll learn about your local birds while also building…

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Baltimore Oriole on tree branch

Welcome to Birdwatching Field Workshop Series – Walk 3

April 18 at 7:00 am12:00 pm
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States

Explore bird identification strategies, behaviors, habitat choices and the wonders of migration, courtship, and nesting. (Ithaca area) Welcome to Birdwatching— Field Workshop Series Join the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for an exciting new series of field experiences this spring. In our brand-new in-person workshop series Welcome to Birdwatching, Lab of Ornithology walk leaders will guide you through all the tools, tips, and techniques you'll need to unlock the joy of watching birds. You'll learn about your local birds while also building…

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Baltimore Oriole on tree branch

Welcome to Birdwatching Field Workshop Series – Walk 4

April 25 at 7:00 am12:00 pm
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States

Explore bird identification strategies, behaviors, habitat choices and the wonders of migration, courtship, and nesting. (Ithaca area) Welcome to Birdwatching— Field Workshop Series Join the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for an exciting new series of field experiences this spring. In our brand-new in-person workshop series Welcome to Birdwatching, Lab of Ornithology walk leaders will guide you through all the tools, tips, and techniques you'll need to unlock the joy of watching birds. You'll learn about your local birds while also building…

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Baltimore Oriole on tree branch

Welcome to Birdwatching Field Workshop Series – Walk 5

May 2 at 7:00 am12:00 pm
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States

Explore bird identification strategies, behaviors, habitat choices and the wonders of migration, courtship, and nesting. (Ithaca area) Welcome to Birdwatching— Field Workshop Series Join the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for an exciting new series of field experiences this spring. In our brand-new in-person workshop series Welcome to Birdwatching, Lab of Ornithology walk leaders will guide you through all the tools, tips, and techniques you'll need to unlock the joy of watching birds. You'll learn about your local birds while also building…

Find out more »
Baltimore Oriole on tree branch

Welcome to Birdwatching Field Workshop Series – Walk 6

May 9 at 7:00 am12:00 pm
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States

Explore bird identification strategies, behaviors, habitat choices and the wonders of migration, courtship, and nesting. (Ithaca area) Welcome to Birdwatching— Field Workshop Series Join the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for an exciting new series of field experiences this spring. In our brand-new in-person workshop series Welcome to Birdwatching, Lab of Ornithology walk leaders will guide you through all the tools, tips, and techniques you'll need to unlock the joy of watching birds. You'll learn about your local birds while also building…

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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

Click play to watch a live feed of birds in our feeder garden.

Recent Bird Sightings

Check eBird reports

In Our Auditorium

365 Feathers Project, by NV Illustration. Through April 2020.

Events for week of February 23, 2020

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Sun 23rd

Beginner Bird Walk

February 23 at 8:30 am10:00 am
Mon 24th
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Tue 25th

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

February 25 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Wed 26th
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Thu 27th

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

February 27 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Fri 28th

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

February 28 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Sat 29th

Beginner Bird Walk

February 29 at 8:30 am10:00 am

Exploration Station

February 29 at 10:00 am12:00 pm

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

February 29 at 11:00 am12:00 pm

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How to Get Here

Address:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

1-800-843-BIRD
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Public Transportation:

Bus: TCAT Route 41 stops at the Hanshaw–Sapsucker Woods Rd intersection. Service to the Cornell Lab is available on demand. Details.

Campus shuttle:

Free shuttle runs 4 times daily between Cornell Lab and Cornell University, Mon–Fri, during the fall and spring semesters. Details.

Accessibility:

Visitor Center is handicapped accessible; wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs are not recommended on the nature trails.

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