Get directions to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and learn about all we have to offer in our Visitor Center and out on our trails.



Cornell Lab of Ornithology

159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850

Visitor Center Hours

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

Closed Thanksgiving Day and the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Hours may change due to special events.

The Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary is open daily, dawn to dusk. No dogs or bicycles please.

Admission is free. We appreciate donations and member support to help grow and develop Visitor Center experiences.

Welcome to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. You'll find us nestled in Sapsucker Woods just outside Ithaca, New York. We invite you to visit and discover all that our Visitor Center has to offer here at the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity.

While you're here, try a guided tour using the PocketSights mobile app.

Holiday Closing

The Cornell Lab will be closed from Monday, December 24 through Tuesday January 1.


Visitor Center Volunteers: If you love birds and are at least 18 years old, you can become a Visitor Center volunteer. Volunteers help with youth education programs, lead guided tours, assist outreach efforts, and more. You also receive discounts on membership and program fees, free training, and frequent learning opportunities.

If you have questions, please contact Anne Rosenberg at baj3@cornell.edu  or call 607-254-2109.

Featured Events

Philippine Eagle movie
Bird Walks

Monday Night Seminar

What: Bird of Prey movie screening

When: Monday, December 3, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Cornell Cinema, 104 Willard Straight Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

Description: Hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the screening will be the first in the Ithaca area for this award-winning new documentary about the highly endangered Great Philippine Eagle. This spectacular bird is the world’s largest and rarest eagle. Fewer than 800 individuals remain today. The future of these iconic raptors—and of an untold number of other species—is tied to the fate of the Philippines’ last fragments of old-growth forest. Will conservation efforts be enough to save this majestic species from winking out? The Cornell Lab’s Eric Liner directed the film and will be at the screening to answer questions.

Learn more about the movie and watch the trailer.

Admission: Free

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Take a tour or trail walk with us! Behind the scenes building tours and guided bird walks take place throughout the week. Click here for more information

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