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

Monday Night Seminars

Join us at the Lab or watch online
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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 January 12, 2020

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Sun 12th

Beginner Bird Walk

January 12 at 8:30 am10:00 am

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

January 12 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Mon 13th
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Tue 14th

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

January 14 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Wed 15th
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Thu 16th

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

January 16 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Fri 17th

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

January 17 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Sat 18th

Beginner Bird Walk

January 18 at 8:30 am10:00 am

Exploration Station

January 18 at 10:00 am12:00 pm

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

January 18 at 11:00 am12:00 pm

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How to Get Here


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

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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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