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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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Address: 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
Phone Number: 18008432473
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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In Quest of Birds...

did not find any this time, but it was great to visit a famous and well known site like this. A lot of parking available; many visitors on this lovely October day. Lovely sitting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

did not find any this time, but it was great to visit a famous and well known site like this. A lot of parking available; many visitors on this lovely October day. Lovely sitting area (indoors) overlooking a pond with water fowl activity.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited for a scheduled docent tour of the Ornithology Lab and found it a) interesting, b) *very* scientifically oriented (thus more interesting to me than to my wife) and c) a bit "talky." The Lab is also a museum with a wealth of fascinating specimens on display. The grounds in which it is situated are a bird sanctuary with... More 

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Henryville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter how much or how little time you have it will be well spend here. A absolutely enjoyable and relaxing visit with many little things that make an enjoyable visit including many feeders and a gift shop allowing you to do what is hard in most places actually try bird watching binoculars out on birds. If you are looking... More 

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Larksville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice little place to stop at. There are observation areas inside of the building where you can watch from inside and listen to the different bird calls. The trails are very well maintained. We did not see very many birds on the day that I went, but there were also a lot of people around. It's a... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tis is a really nice, well-laid out place to take a trip to while in Ithaca. If you are into nature and birds, it is an excellent place for a nice spring/summer/fall afternoon. The museum is small but VERY informative in an interactional way (good for kids). The walks are fairly short (you can choose different paths, some longer, some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In addition to the walking trails, they have an excellent museum showcasing some of the natural and human history associated with birds from all over the world.

Thank Bob C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Very Educational for Conservation: The best in the country. Original artistic mural, acoustics lab and surrounding grounds is worth the trip!

Thank Deborah E
Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Very nice area for a walk with the birds & to hear the different sounds of Birds & birds of prey. They have a listening room that is great for learning different sounds of Birds, reptiles,& animals.

Thank CathR1
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We came here on several mornings during our recent stay in Ithaca/Finger Lakes. Lovely, easy to follow trails in a variety of habitats enabled us to spot many different birds. The center also hosts free introductory bird watching tours conducted by volunteers on weekend mornings.

Thank bethbrooklyn
Hector, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Had never been there before, but heard a lot about it from locals. Then a Family Member had a Special Dinner Gathering that was held there that we attended, and I must say that I was impressed! The weather was beautiful, so we ventured the walk on the trails. So glad to have finally had the experience of going there.

Thank advornicky

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