We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Features Animals
Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Review Highlights
Upstate native

Fantastic place for nature lovers. The wall mural is stunning. They even provide a viewing area... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
dinotoanne
via mobile
A great learning experience

Nice hiking trails and a wonderful visitor center with lots of information on birds. Go early on... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
x4ster
,
Green Valley, Arizona
via mobile
Read all 396 reviews
149
All photos (149)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sapsucker woods”(59 reviews)
“bird watching”(32 reviews)
“bird lovers”(17 reviews)
About
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
31°
19°
Dec
26°
13°
Jan
29°
14°
Feb
Contact
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
Website
+1 800-843-2473
Call
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Ithaca
from $57.00
More Info
Reviews (396)
Filter reviews
389 results
Traveler rating
294
77
15
1
2
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
294
77
15
1
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sapsucker woods bird watching bird lovers gift shop bird calls inside the building bird life local birds large pond green heron guided bird beautiful facility visitor center viewing area main building has maintained trails behind the scenes
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 389 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place for nature lovers. The wall mural is stunning. They even provide a viewing area with binoculars.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dinotoanne
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Nice hiking trails and a wonderful visitor center with lots of information on birds. Go early on the guided bird walks.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank x4ster
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Depending how much walking you want to do 1 hour should be enough. They have some art work in the reception building and a nice path around the main pond. Didn't see many birds but a calm location

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Caribbeancrazy243
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place to visit, nice people, great mission. Find when they have tours, unless you already know about birds yourself! Ok for families, too, although kids need to pace and be as silent as adults..

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank luvaspina
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

The lab is the premier bird center in the US, if the world. It is a modernistic building in Sasuke Woods. It is free, and one can visit certain areas on the first and second floors. In the theater on select different videos to view....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank L9393NIrobertm
Reviewed October 3, 2018

did not visit this part of Cornell but got a tour from my nephew on what he does at Cornell. Amazing place!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank carolmih
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This place was super cool. Fun to walk around. It seems as though the record and play inside the amphitheater all the bird sounds from the birds that are there throughout the year.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 410person
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Overrated. The part we enjoyed the most is the small room called "sound lab." It took us a long time to figure out how to get the equipment to play us various bird calls; the signage and instructions are not as good as I would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 179cynthiaf
Reviewed September 15, 2018

The setting is perfect for birding of almost any level. Pull up a comfy chair inside and watch the feeders (with their networked iPad installed next to the window running Merlin ID software), or cruise the trails around Sapsucker Pond for more diverse bird life...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheGrinchesDogMaxx
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Definitely go here to hike the trails and check out the facility, but skip the behind the scenes tour. It was much longer than an hour and fairly boring. Your time is better spent reading the information plaques in the public areas, enjoying the artwork...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank deweese3
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 nearby hotels
Courtyard Ithaca Airport/University
271 reviews
.76 miles away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ithaca
814 reviews
1.45 miles away
Trip Hotel Ithaca
202 reviews
1.50 miles away
Econo Lodge - Ithaca
101 reviews
1.61 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 287 nearby restaurants
The Heights Restaurant and H Bar
264 reviews
1.65 miles away
Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta
376 reviews
2.01 miles away
The Antlers Restaurant
199 reviews
1.92 miles away
Ithaca Bakery
120 reviews
1.56 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 96 nearby attractions
Cornell University
650 reviews
2.17 miles away
Ithaca Falls Natural Area
197 reviews
2.91 miles away
Cornell Botanic Gardens
306 reviews
2.37 miles away
Cascadilla Gorge Trail
163 reviews
3.37 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
pwashburn2017
February 23, 2017|
Answer
Response from Lisa K | Property representative |
Hello! Thanks for your interest in visiting the Lab of Ornithology! Today is a beautiful day and while our guided tour took place at 11 am the Visitor Center is open until 4 pm and trails are open until dusk. The majority of... More
1
Vote
R0ckym0untaingirl65
August 4, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
I hope you are not waiting for your answer from Trip Advisor! They refer questions to folks who have visited the venue in the past and not to the venue itself. As a result I received your question but I have no idea what... More
1
Vote
pbaldoni
May 13, 2016|
Answer
Response from KathrynSMarch | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no.
0
Votes