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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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Address: 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone Number: 800 843 2473
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Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Same as Sapsucker Woods. This is a must stop when in Ithaca. It's a world renowned birding facility! We enjoyed it so much we returned for a second day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Same as Sapsucker Woods. This is a must stop when in Ithaca. It's a world renowned birding facility! We enjoyed it so much we returned for a second day.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I love using the Lab's "All About Birds" website to help me identify birds and have been a member of the Lab for sometime before my daughter applied to Cornell's Law School. When helping her move into her apartment, I finally got a chance to visit the lab, which is about half hour drive off campus. We saw more bugs... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was a lovely trip! We walked the trails for over an hour, and were delighted with the bird watching opportunity! Very relaxing visit.

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Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A bird watcher's haven. Nice shady paths for walking, though it can be somewhat buggy, so make sure you bring insect repellent.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Perfect for bird lovers. It was cold and wet when my son and I visited after a tour of Cornell University. If the weather was nicer we would have explored the woods. The indoor observatory was great for watching many feeding birds.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We live in a neighborhood. It has a small audio room for kids, and super walking trail. This is the reason that I chose my current house.

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Winchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Lovely nature area. If you enjoy birds, this is the place to go. It is free. Nice building which has exhibits, small gift shop, restroom, library area. Outside viewing area with nice walking trails. Good parking area. Very clean place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We went here as a family day trip. (I would highly recommend taking some bug spray ) the trails were well taken care of and the visitor center staff was very knowledgeable. I can not believe that it did not have an admission fee! Great place to connect with nature and your family.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Small but very fruitful bird sanctuary. Great guiding! Paths are well marked and well maintained. Multiple habitats.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

What a great place! What a great learning experience. The Visitor's Center has many things to see and do. There is an air conditioned viewing area of Cornell's bird feeders and a large viewing area of the pond where you can see birds of all kinds! There is also a "self select" movie area and a sound lab. The best... More 

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