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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 and Birders glory

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
LeGrace B
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Ithaca, New York
Nature at its finest

This was probably the busiest place we visited in Ithaca. A modern building with large viewing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hovis111
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Pennsylvania
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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
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+1 800-843-2473
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank LeGrace B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank WaterGirlDreaming
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not avid bird watchers but decided to try this. the trail is serene and beautiful. our best shot at viewing birds was at the lily pond. We also got to see some snakes (nothing dangerous and not on the trail path)

1  Thank vsnyc2015
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Affectionally called the Bird Lab. This Cornell facility is the mecca for birdwatcher. There are numerous trails you can birdwatch from, or you can simply watch the birds visiting the bird feeders from the comfort of the lab's atrium. There are not many exhibits, but...More

Thank Dave s
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Went here to see what all the fuss was about. I have a cousin who loved this place. Only went indoors as it was very hot. Saw the movie and sat looking at the views. Tried to find out if there was a penguin expert...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We arrived in the afternoon and strolled around the pond, on one of the well maintained trails. On our trip around the pond we saw a turtle, a squirrel. A chipmunk, three small birds, too far away to be Identified and a Robin. In the...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We didn't have time to take the daily tour of the ornithology lab, but did look inside briefly (the employee at the front desk was very friendly and had good suggestions about where to walk as well as what to see inside) and take a...More

1  Thank gaviaimmer
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We did the ¾ mile nature walk around the lake and saw only one red headed woodpecker. The trail is flat and easy and has two Lake overlook areas. Wonderful place for an easy nature walk. The building has lots of information about birds and...More

Thank dkata94598
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pwashburn2017
23 February 2017|
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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
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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
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