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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

#4 of 61 things to do in Ithaca Features Animals
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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Bird Museum

We took a group outing there. Inside, there are interactive displays, bird call recording, movies... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Robert H
Trumansburg, New York
If you like nature...

Looking for something interesting to do - this is a great place to visit. Nice inside viewing area... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Mary Lou C
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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

We took a group outing there. Inside, there are interactive displays, bird call recording, movies, a library,and a gift shop. Outside are well kept trials through various types of setting. The pond clearly seemed to be everyone favorite, especialy the birds.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Looking for something interesting to do - this is a great place to visit. Nice inside viewing area of the pond - geese and ducks in the winter. They do have outside trails too. The interactive bird map is fascinating. The library was not open...More

Thank Mary Lou C
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

What a great way to spend the afternoon. Beautiful place, peaceful, educative, and interesting. The staff is great to.

Thank K S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have the good fortune to live near Ithaca, NY so I am able to visit the Lab and Sapsucker Woods often. The trails are full of beautiful Warblers and many other migrants in April and May. The visitors center have wonderful exhibits, art and...More

1  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I'm not sure what the public gets to see but we had a complete tour of the lab. It was fascinating to see all of the research done by the lab and we especially enjoyed seeing a small portion of the birds in the taxidermy...More

Thank Jackie E
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I had no idea what I was heading towards. Once we were inside, I found out that this place was all about birds. The clerk was quite nice and she shared with us all that was available to us. What I didn’t know was that...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Big, beautiful expansive trails with abundant wildlife--during one particularly memorable trip, we came across a flock of wild turkeys just plopped down in the middle of the trail. The inside has some dead/stuffed animals, a gigantic mural depicting bird species from around the world, and...More

Thank chairduck
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Beautiful walking trails through various habitat-marsh, pond, old and new growth forests. Well maintained. Lab facilities are filled with artwork, bird specimens, meeting space, library, sound lab, viewing areas complete with scopes. A real treasure for Ithaca.

Thank Hollyhocks2015
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This member-supported unit of Cornell University is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. The 226-acre Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary contains over 4 miles of public trails, with more than 200 species of birds. The visitor center, open 10am -4pm daily, has...More

1  Thank CNYTravelView
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lots of lovely walks, an impressive building stocked with exhibits, and tours galore make this Cornell facility a knockout at all times of the year. Little ones might be less impressed as the main building though quite amazing with soaring glass walls fronting a beautiful...More

Thank DeniseRu
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What's going on today? is there a fee to get in? are there any exhibits outside? Thank you,
23 February 2017|
Response from Lisa K | Property representative |
Hello! Thanks for your interest in visiting the Lab of Ornithology! Today is a beautiful day and while our guided tour took place at 11 am the Visitor Center is open until 4 pm and trails are open until dusk. The majority of... More
Do you have any bird tours that you offer? I will be in Ithaca August 10th Thru the 17th. Thank you Cindy
5 August 2016|
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
I hope you are not waiting for your answer from Trip Advisor! They refer questions to folks who have visited the venue in the past and not to the venue itself. As a result I received your question but I have no idea what... More
Can I take my dog on the trails?
14 May 2016|
Response from KathrynSMarch | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no.