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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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Even if you are not "into" birds, there is so much to learn

We planned our visit so we could take the tour that shows you the lab. I highly recommend it. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marimbittersweet
Snowy visit

Nice walk in the snow during a nice Friday afternoon in March. I walked alone and felt safe. I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sue B
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Syracuse, New York
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sapsucker woods” (59 reviews)
“bird watching” (32 reviews)
“bird lovers” (17 reviews)
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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
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+1 800-843-2473
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"sapsucker woods"
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"bird watching"
in 32 reviews
"bird lovers"
in 17 reviews
"gift shop"
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"bird calls"
in 10 reviews
"inside the building"
in 6 reviews
"local birds"
in 5 reviews
"bird life"
in 5 reviews
"green heron"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful facility"
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"guided bird"
in 5 reviews
"visitor center"
in 14 reviews
"viewing area"
in 11 reviews
"wonderful exhibits"
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"main building has"
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"walking trails"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned our visit so we could take the tour that shows you the lab. I highly recommend it. There is so much information and activity going on behind the scenes that I cannot fit it into this review. But even if you do not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk in the snow during a nice Friday afternoon in March. I walked alone and felt safe. I noticed several other people on the trails. One was a student with a backpack and there were two senior couples. Parking was in the back of...More

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Nice trails and a very nice facility with displays and observation stations. Don’t miss the stone monument on the trail, amazing.

Thank nreidy
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Hollis Taylor, Australian zoomusicologist, composer and Pied Butcherbird expert. See her "Is Birdsong Music" just out.

Thank Jim J
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Modern, spacious building filled with natural light giving the feeling we were in a bird habitat. This lab has it all - paintings, drawings, descriptions, habitats, evolution linkages, and histories of every bird imaginable! The library of bird songs is awe inspiring.

Thank bbuudd
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 12 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

2  Thank Tom L
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Reviewed 19 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
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Reviewed 29 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
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Reviewed 22 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

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pwashburn2017
23 February 2017|
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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
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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
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