The Cornell Lab in fall by Dimitri Ponirakis

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

Visitor Center currently closed in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
Trails open dawn to dusk.
No dogs or bicycles, please.

Virtual Experiences

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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.

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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

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Recent Bird Sightings

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In Our Auditorium

365 Feathers Project, by NV Illustration.

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How to Get Here


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

1-800-843-BIRD (2473)
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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.


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

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