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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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If you love birds, you gotta go!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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Youngstown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is the visitor center for Sapsucker Woods, the nature trails in front of the lab. Clean modern facility with a bird oriented gift shop. Has a sound lab of bird calls and some nice artwork in the auditorium. Glass walls look out onto a bird feeder area, but that's about the extent of the center for a tourist. It... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I used to go to this place often, and I always learned something new. I would not call myself an expert bird watcher, but I have developed a lot of enthusiasm for the subject because of this place. They have exhibits for all ages, many that are interactive. There are well kept trails to hike with many great places to... More 

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Florida Keys, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Between the trails, the exhibits in the visitor center section of the lab, and everything else that is offered to visitors, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is an amazing place to visit. I would definitely recommend bringing binoculars.

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Kent, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took our 2 young children and walked some of the trails and also sat inside and viewed the bird watching pond area. There is a nice store with mementos from the lab. If you're going through the area and enjoy wildlife, this is a nice stop. FREE!

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We spent a quiet morning here enjoying many aspects of bird watching. We enjoy the birds in our yard, but are by no means experts, yet we found it so interesting here. The main building is situated on a huge lily pond at the edge of a woods. There are areas both downstairs and upstairs with chairs and binoculars and... More 

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife and I like wildlife and were pleased by the diversity of flora and fauna. I'm sorry we came late in the afternoon. (3 pm) We would have liked to shop in the store longer. It closed at 4pm.

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Covington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

With two 15 year old boys, the sound lab was a great find. They enjoyed listening and watching the sounds of the birds. But then they realized that they could do the same with sounds they made. Plus they could regulate the speed and go backwards. A new world was opened to them. We also enjoyed the film on tracking... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I live nearby and always enjoy coming to their trails to go for a walk or run. Though the trails aren't too extensive, they are nice anytime of year. Even in the winter, one can go snow shoeing or walking on the trails. The building is typically open 7 days a week and offers bird watching tours too.

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Los Angeles California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The new facility and the class are excellent. Plenty of birds to see and good exhibits. Trails for birdwatching as well. Binoculars recommended for the trails

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Additional Information about Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Address: 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone Number: 800 843 2473
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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