Visit Us

Our Visitor Center is closed until Spring 2024, but there’s still a lot to enjoy!

Check out our trails, events, and virtual programs.

The Cornell Lab in fall by Dimitri Ponirakis.

Plan Your Visit

Watch birds rain or shine; explore 5 miles of trails through our 425-acre sanctuary; and join an event.

Watch birds. Take a stroll. Listen to the woods.

Explore Our Trails

Over 5 miles of trails are open from dawn to dusk!
No dogs or bicycles.

What’s Happening Today
at the Cornell Lab

Recent Bird Sightings

Watch a live feed of birds in our feeder garden.

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 26 - Twilight Amphibian Adventure

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY, United States
Listen to an evening amphibian chorus and explore the vernal pools and the forest floor of Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Sapsucker Woods in search of frogs and salamanders. Led by herpetologist Stephen Bredin, we’ll learn why these temporary spring pools...

Free

Saturday, April 27 - Song Sparrow Mate Choice Research Demo + Beginner Bird Walk

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY, United States
Join us for a special combination program! How do female Song Sparrows choose a mate? Is it the male’s feathers, song, or even his smell? Could it be all of the above? Find out about this exciting research led by...

Free

Sunday, April 28 - Beginner Bird Walk

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY, United States
Join us every Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. at the front entrance of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We will walk the trails of Sapsucker Woods looking and listening for birds. These 90-minute walks are targeted toward beginners,...

Saturday, May 4 - Beginner Bird Walk

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY, United States
Join us every Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. at the front entrance of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We will walk the trails of Sapsucker Woods looking and listening for birds. These 90-minute walks are targeted toward beginners,...

How to Get Here

Address:

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

1-800-843-BIRD (2473)
1-607-254-2473
Find us on a map

Public Transportation:

Bus: TCAT Route 31. Details.

Campus shuttle:

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

Accessibility:

Accessible parking is available. Wheelchairs are not recommended on the nature trails.

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Golden-cheeked Warbler by Bryan Calk/Macaulay Library