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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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Beautiful facility and excellent series of short trails.

Hidden treasure...worth seeking out. You don't have to be a bird lover. The displays, art and... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
MeganRoberts
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Ithaca, New York
A must for bird lovers

We vacationed at the Finger Lakes because my sister wanted to visit here. We walked a short trail... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Beverly J F
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Hamburg, Pennsylvania
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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Hidden treasure...worth seeking out. You don't have to be a bird lover. The displays, art and viewing areas are excellent. Can be a short or long visit. We love the trails. Using the map you can choose or link a series of short beautiful walks....More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

We vacationed at the Finger Lakes because my sister wanted to visit here. We walked a short trail from the lab and didn't see many birds but the walk was enjoyable. The short films in the lab were amazing. Just sitting inside the glass wall...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Learn more about the birds you know or those you've never seen before. Nice walking trails outside, as well as, many opportunities to learn and interact inside the beautiful facility.

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

We visited on a Saturday morning and got there just in time for the tour. The docent was pleasant and knowledgeable enough, but I would have liked to see more specimens and hear a sample of bird audio. Instead we walked through corridors and had...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Visited today to see Jane Kim's bird mural and wow this is absolutely not to be missed. You will see a representative of every family of bird from the world in a giant mural. Overlaying this in black and white are the extinct birds. Besides...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2017

Sapsucker woods bird sanctuary has several trails to follow. It was a spontaneous descision to go bird watching and we were delighted our guide had extra pairs of binoculars to share with us. A lively location with ponds and surprisingly very few bugs at the...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

This is an outstanding preserved ecological habitat as well as an excellent museum and teaching facility.

Thank LeGrace B
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

This was probably the busiest place we visited in Ithaca. A modern building with large viewing windows for observation and many trails for walking among nature's creations. Parking can be a little confusing and the gift shop is very high end and clearly overpriced.

1  Thank hovis111
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Fabulous place. Its run by Cornell so anything I can say is unnecessary. Whether you just like birds, are a birder, or are working on your PhD in ornithology it doesn't matter. This is the place for you. Trails and pond are great too.

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Reviewed July 9, 2017

I'll admit it, I'm no professional birder. But I know many by sight and sound. I'll also admit to being spoiled. We live near the Bergen Swamp in upstate New York, and on any given day at our home, we see a bigger variety and...More

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pwashburn2017
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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
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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
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