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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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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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Mecca for birdwatchers

If you love birds, this is the place to go. The visitor's center is spacious, with big glass windows overlooking the ponds and feeders. There is a gift shop right there. There is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you love birds, this is the place to go. The visitor's center is spacious, with big glass windows overlooking the ponds and feeders. There is a gift shop right there. There is a board listing current sightings of local rarities and nesting birds. Great fun for families and those who enjoy birding. The center is surrounded by a network... More 

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Glendale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What a delight! Although we are not dedicated birdwatchers, we do enjoy a walk in the woods, and that's exactly what we experienced here. For birdwatchers, this is a must-do, but much to our surprise, it's equally rewarding for everyone else. Be sure to watch the video and take a visit to the upstairs area to see the murals.

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Rochester, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Probably because it seems like its been rained for the entire month of June in upstate and central new york, I was not thrilled walking a trail that was muddy in spots plus mosquito infested. Inside they have black and white pictures of birds all over the walls, but since they only have one copy of the key with the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Impressive facility that birdwatchers will love. The range of birds may not be awe-inspiring but the set up is very well done with big viewing areas from within the facility to nice shady paths for a peaceful walk in the woods.

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Katy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We liked visiting the Cornell Lab as we watched videos on birding. We walked through the trails at Sapsucker Woods. Great birding.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Very interesting type of wildlife park run by Cornell University. Of course, all birds and animals are wild and might be there or might not. However, there are walking trails, exhibits, and more at the Lab which is located in the suburbs of Ithaca near the airport. There are not fees or charges and parking is also free. Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

What isn't there to love about this heavenly place?! The birds are amazing and the trails are beautiful. I highly recommend this place to everyone.

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Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We ended up spending many more hours here than expected, so come early, bring your binocs, download the Merlin Bird ID app (from Cornell), and start bird watching! There were some nice displays inside, and a gift store. But the real draw is the mulititude of trails that bring you through some well populated birding, with plenty of variety: we... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Even if all you do, take a walk through the extensive wetlands. The center itself is beautifully designed and blends in. It has a great information and superb facilities. Well worth a visit.

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Wilton, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a beautiful facility that is well laid out with a modern indoor viewing area equipped with high powered binoculars allowing you to get a close view of the birds around the pond area. There are various guided paths to walk you through the lovely grounds giving you exposure to the various species that live in the area. This... More 

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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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