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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Features Animals
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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In Quest of Birds...

did not find any this time, but it was great to visit a famous and well known site like this. A... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Buffalo, New York
A bit esoteric inside, attractive grounds

We visited for a scheduled docent tour of the Ornithology Lab and found it a) interesting, b... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Bob T
San Diego, California
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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

did not find any this time, but it was great to visit a famous and well known site like this. A lot of parking available; many visitors on this lovely October day. Lovely sitting area (indoors) overlooking a pond with water fowl activity.

Thank judyjohnf
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited for a scheduled docent tour of the Ornithology Lab and found it a) interesting, b) *very* scientifically oriented (thus more interesting to me than to my wife) and c) a bit "talky." The Lab is also a museum with a wealth of fascinating...More

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visited on a perfect fall day and enjoyed a long walk through the woods despite getting lost and wandering around. The trail maps were difficult to understand and did not seem oriented to the trail. The woods were also devoid of birds that day. Despite...More

Thank mjs-fl
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a bird sanctuary, and includes marshes as well as forest. It is really quite fascinating. It is a associated with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which is at the entrance, and has programs for children, a gift shop, and people to answer questions...More

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Woods with trails, marshes,ponds. Easy access on Route 13. Visitors center with gift shop. Bring binoculars.

Thank Lexie914
Reviewed 10 October 2016

No matter how much or how little time you have it will be well spend here. A absolutely enjoyable and relaxing visit with many little things that make an enjoyable visit including many feeders and a gift shop allowing you to do what is hard...More

Thank timandJuliecan
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a nice little place to stop at. There are observation areas inside of the building where you can watch from inside and listen to the different bird calls. The trails are very well maintained. We did not see very many birds on the...More

Thank Nikki A
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Tis is a really nice, well-laid out place to take a trip to while in Ithaca. If you are into nature and birds, it is an excellent place for a nice spring/summer/fall afternoon. The museum is small but VERY informative in an interactional way (good...More

1  Thank Catherine L S
Reviewed 19 September 2016

In addition to the walking trails, they have an excellent museum showcasing some of the natural and human history associated with birds from all over the world.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Very Educational for Conservation: The best in the country. Original artistic mural, acoustics lab and surrounding grounds is worth the trip!

Thank Deborah E
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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
4 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
13 May 2016|
Response from KathrynSMarch | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no.