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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

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Wonderful Walk and Birdwatching

This is an excellent place for a peaceful walk through some very interesting landscapes... and you if are a 'birder' or just an interest in Birds the information center at the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Maine, United States
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Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking to learn a lot as a visitor not a great place. Nice gift store but other than that not much to see. Nice walking path similar to what you would see anywhere

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Maine, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an excellent place for a peaceful walk through some very interesting landscapes... and you if are a 'birder' or just an interest in Birds the information center at the Laboratory has a wealth of information. The trails lead to some interesting bird habitat where many feathered creatures abound. On our one hour walk we saw a Pileated Woodpecker,... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little to no interest in birds, I still marvel at the nice trails, so full of calm and beauty..all seasons...the building has marvelous exhibits and knowledgeable staff...

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Asheville, North Carolina
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the lab. The sound birds being relayed inside was a nice touch. We would definitely come again and recommend a guided tour.

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great place - there are very well maintained walking paths that wind through the place (short - longest path maybe .75mi or so), as well as a glass-walled seating area directly in front of the pond and feeders (perfect for mother in law with limited mobility) for you to enjoy all the birds!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an extra time before heading to hotel for check in so we went to this place. We thought we would see a lot of birds but end up we only saw about 10 kind of birds. We walked around the trail but not much to see.

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Philadelphia
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33 reviews
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Cornell is a mecca for birders in person and online. The front desk can provide specific birding info or will seek help from available professors, if possible. It is a very peaceful place to visit and explore inside and the surrounding "Sapsucker Woods". There is also a "Wildbird" shop inside with wonderful, helpful staff if you are interested in bird... More 

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Thank Francis R
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, very knowledgeable, lots of winter bits, too cold for winter walk. Great gift shop. A nice place.

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Big Canoe, Georgia
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

Even in the dead of winter, Sapsucker Woods is alive with wildlife viewing opportunities. Had just been in FL and had a photo of a duck with which I was unfamiliar. I was directed to the library upstairs and was able to locate the duck within minutes from their numerous resource material. The walking trails are an easy hike and... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

The Lab of O is a great place to visit, even when the gift shop isn't open. Sapsucker Woods has fine trails worth a hike, whether or not the birds you want to see are visible. There's a fine Andy Goldsworthy rock sculpture in the woods east of the lab. Real interesting events are held there often.

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