In addition to our lineup of virtual events, we’re holding an in-person Migration Celebration on Sept. 17 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology headquarters in Ithaca, New York. Join us from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a family-friendly day filled with birdwatching, bird banding demonstrations, fun workshops, forearm painting, and many more opportunities to connect with birds and nature.
- Enjoy family-friendly guided bird walks through Sapsucker Woods and pick up tips and tricks for using the Merlin Bird ID App to improve your birdwatching skills.
- Investigate specimens up-close via the expansive collection of the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates.
- Explore the science of sound with the K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics .
- Learn firsthand from Lab staff during special workshops including on the making of natural history films; the process of banding birds; and how to choose and use binoculars.
- Behold the beauty of eagles, falcons, and owls with live birds of prey and the Cornell Raptor Program.
- Sport your favorite feathers with forearm paintings from our talented Bartels Science Illustrators.
- Much more!
To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Lisa Kopp (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. We look forward to your visit!
Is there an entry fee?
There is no entry fee. The Lab of Ornithology Visitor Center and Sapsucker Woods is free and open to the public. All additional Migration Celebration programming is free of charge.
Is the Lab wheelchair accessible? What about the trails?
The Visitor Center is fully wheelchair accessible. The trails are mostly flat with wood chips or wood boardwalks.
Will there be food?
Although in past years we’ve had a food truck on site, unfortunately it is not available this year. There are numerous benches and other picnic spots on the trails around Sapsucker Woods.
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