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 Closed

Trails open dawn to dusk
No dogs or bicycles, please

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Visitor Center Closed

Following Cornell’s guidance on limiting in-person activities, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Visitor Center and Wild Birds Unlimited store are closed to visitors. We will be monitoring the situation closely and hope to reopen soon. The trails of Sapsucker Woods are open from dawn until dusk.

Visit this website often for updates.

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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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 31/41. 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 accessible; wheelchairs are available for indoor use. Wheelchairs are not recommended on the nature trails.

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