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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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Quiet Trails for Birding Perusal

We didn't have time to take the daily tour of the ornithology lab, but did look inside briefly (the... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Nice nature walk around the lake. You might actually see some birds!

We did the ¾ mile nature walk around the lake and saw only one red headed woodpecker. The trail is... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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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

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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
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Used to be known as Sapsucker Woods, the Lab is a Mecca for bird lovers. It boasts many trails to watch the birds and a state of the art building that offers a panoramic views of a beautiful pond, habitat for many of the interesting...More

Thank Warren H
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We fortunately live close by and use the trails around the building for short walks in all four seasons. Well maintained, quiet and surrounded by natural beauty all year long. There is an education center in the building, with a large viewing window where you...More

Thank MRes2012
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Flat trail, easy walking for small children and seniors. Great information in the Center. Family visiting from Florida enjoyed it.

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you are looking to learn a lot as a visitor not a great place. Nice gift store but other than that not much to see. Nice walking path similar to what you would see anywhere

Thank TripMan2003
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is an excellent place for a peaceful walk through some very interesting landscapes... and you if are a 'birder' or just an interest in Birds the information center at the Laboratory has a wealth of information. The trails lead to some interesting bird habitat...More

Thank Salsgang
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Little to no interest in birds, I still marvel at the nice trails, so full of calm and beauty..all seasons...the building has marvelous exhibits and knowledgeable staff...

Thank Scouternurse S
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the lab. The sound birds being relayed inside was a nice touch. We would definitely come again and recommend a guided tour.

Thank andyfrelick
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Such a great place - there are very well maintained walking paths that wind through the place (short - longest path maybe .75mi or so), as well as a glass-walled seating area directly in front of the pond and feeders (perfect for mother in law...More

Thank Julie S
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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.