Migration Celebration 2020
Join Us Online September 14–26
Migration Celebration is taking place virtually right now with special live online events, including articles and activities. Cornell Lab migration specialists will give online talks and there are a variety of family-friendly activities so the whole family can get involved. Find out more and join us!
Visitor Center Closed
Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and following recommendations from Cornell University, we have closed the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Visitor Center and canceled programs and events indefinitely. We understand these closures can be disruptive and inconvenient, but we are dedicated to preserving the health of our community. The outdoor trails remain open to the public, and the Cornell Lab will continue to offer access to Merlin, eBird, Bird Academy, All About Birds, as well as this compilation of resources, ideas, and activities that you may find helpful.
Read a short message from our director about COVID-19.
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
Recent Bird Sightings
In Our Auditorium
365 Feathers Project, by NV Illustration.
Events for week of September 20, 2020
This Week Navigation
How to Get Here
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Find us on a map
Bus: TCAT Route 41 stops at the Hanshaw–Sapsucker Woods Rd intersection. Service to the Cornell Lab is available on demand. Details.
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.