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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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Combined nature park and observation post for local birds

The Lab of Ornithology is a favorite with people who want to learn about local birds and take a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ithaca, New York
Take the tour if you can!

I wanted to learn more about the Ornithology Lab so I took the tour that they offer on weekends... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Tom L
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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lab of Ornithology is a favorite with people who want to learn about local birds and take a good walk. I like to come here all through the year. It is quiet, there are observation posts around a pond and depending on the time...More

Thank CKO696
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I wanted to learn more about the Ornithology Lab so I took the tour that they offer on weekends. The tour was very well done and included an unexpected visit to the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates, which had amazing specimens of fish, birds, and...More

1  Thank Tom L
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Well worth the trip! There were lots of water birds on the pond. I really enjoyed the display of hummingbirds and the birds of the world mural.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We've been here a number of times. There is a beautiful walking trail around a pond that provides opportunities to see many birds. We had the good fortune on our last trip of meeting up with another bird watcher that had a very powerful scope...More

1  Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The birds don't seem to mind that this oasis is so close to Ithaca and it's traffic on the highway and in the skies. We only had time for a half hour walk around the pond and a few minutes in the small but very...More

Thank Chicago999
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Ok I'm a birder but what's not to like about this stunning building, paintings, murals, sound sculpture by designer of Vietnam Memorial, active bird feeders, trails around the pond and through the woods. Less active visitors could sit in the lobby and watch birds at...More

Thank RMPgh
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Although it is called a lab, it is also an amazing place for visitors to tour. There are interesting displays for people of all ages, guided tours inside and out and often special events on a variety of topics. Outside, there is the park called...More

1  Thank Gastronome37
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Great place to watch birds in any season. Many bird watching groups provide free bird tours that include great binoculars. And you can get a tour of the lab itself, which is also nice.

1  Thank Kaumudi P
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This was the second visit for my granddaughter and I. I used to come with my family when I was a child...so obviously there have been many upgrades. There are nice hiking trails that have been groomed pretty well to eliminate any problems with ticks....More

Thank Laurie P
Reviewed 20 August 2017

something free to do. if you like birds and nature.. they have some nice well kept trails to wonder around in.. a small gift shop. and a place you can sit down and watch the birds and other wildlife while inside the building.. good for...More

Thank mlhendrickson
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24 February 2017|
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
5 August 2016|
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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
14 May 2016|
Response from KathrynSMarch | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no.