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

Red List: A visual meditation on endangered birds using lithograph and collage, by Adele Henderson. Through August 2019.

Next Monday Night Seminar

Events for week of October 13, 2019

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Sun 13th

Beginner Bird Walk

October 13 at 8:30 am9:30 am

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

October 13 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Mon 14th
No Events Today
Tue 15th

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

October 15 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Wed 16th
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Thu 17th

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

October 17 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Fri 18th
No Events Today
Sat 19th

Beginner Bird Walk

October 19 at 8:30 am9:30 am

Exploration Station

October 19 at 10:00 am12:00 pm

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How to Get Here


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

Find us on a map

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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