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Address: 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone Number: 800 843 2473
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Awesome facility for anyone who likes birds

Our group stopped here on a cold winter day and we were very impressed by the centre. The views were great, and inside there was a huge atrium with a mural being painted. The room... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Port Dover, Canada
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Port Dover, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Our group stopped here on a cold winter day and we were very impressed by the centre. The views were great, and inside there was a huge atrium with a mural being painted. The room where you could listen to the library of thousands of bird calls was cool.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The "Lab of O" is always a good place to visit. Even when it's cold outside, their large indoor viewing area and exhibits offer lots to see and learn. They have lots of family-friendly events and their Facebook page gives regular updates of interest to even casual birdwatchers.

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Cicero, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Loved the birdwatching on Sunday morning. The guide was knowledgeable and very helpful and it was an extremely pleasant walk.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The main building has a bird song laboratory where one can pull up bird songs and nice manicured trails. But, I would keep away during the black fly and mosquito times of the years as the place is swampy.

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Allendale, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Even though we could barely spend 30 minutes there, it felt magical to be in the mecca for bird watchers! We will definitely be back to spend a day

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Rochester, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If watch, feed and or listen to birdsong this is the place for you. There is a woodland walk with a pond also available.

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Ithaca, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The location is perfect to look out into Sapsucker Woods with the provided binoculars and see many varieties of birds and wildlife. The staff is knowledgeable, the space amazing and every time you go there is an opportunity to learn something new. There is a lot of programming offered on the weekends including guided tours for birds.

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Ithaca, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology is the best location in the country to learn all there is about birds and birdwatching. They have a lovely site with an observation area just adjacent to a lively pond filled with a lot of waterfowl and edge species. They have weekly lectures every Monday evening that are open to the public. These talks... More 

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Somerville
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I visited with family the day after Christmas. Unfortunately the visitor center was not open. There are several trails of various lengths to choose from/ We chose a shorter one. We did see some birds, a muskrat or two and some ducks. We had an enjoyable walk.

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Dryden, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

New to the Ithaca area, we decided to check out the Ornithology lab and are so glad we did - as a result our bird feeders are now hung and quite active, I have the Cornell "Merlin Bird ID" app on my I Phone and we look forward to future visits!

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