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. We are eager to re-open and are monitoring the Delta variant situation closely.
Trails open dawn to dusk.
No dogs or bicycles, please.

Virtual Experiences

Self-guided tours, activity guides, online webinars, workshops, and more
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Migration Celebration 2021

September 13-24, join us online for webinars, workshops, family events, and more
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Visitor Center Closed

The Visitor Center is currently closed. We apologize for the inconvenience! We are eager to re-open and are monitoring the Delta variant situation closely. Please check this webpage for updates. Thank you for your understanding!

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 groups.

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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.

Upcoming Events

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Beginner Bird Walk

Join the Cayuga Bird Club every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the entrance to the Visitor Center. Walk the trails of Sapsucker Woods looking and listening for birds.

Recurring

Beginner Bird Walk

Join the Cayuga Bird Club every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the entrance to the Visitor Center. Walk the trails of Sapsucker Woods looking and listening for birds.

Recurring

Beginner Bird Walk

Join the Cayuga Bird Club every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the entrance to the Visitor Center. Walk the trails of Sapsucker Woods looking and listening for birds.

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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
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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.

Accessibility:

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

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