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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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J love to go walking here because it has a lot of walking paths that you can stay cool in and watch... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joseph W
via mobile
You don't have to be a "birder" to love this place

Anyone who enjoys nature will love visiting the "Lab of O". When the weather is decent it's a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
claudia03171958
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Ithaca, New York
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“bird watching” (32 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 lovers"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

J love to go walking here because it has a lot of walking paths that you can stay cool in and watch the birds too and I Highly Recommend It

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who enjoys nature will love visiting the "Lab of O". When the weather is decent it's a great place to take kids, as the trails provide a close-up view of wildlife without too strenuous a hike. The gift shop is almost as good as...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I drove my car all the way from FL to NY specifically so that I can take a 4 hour detour up north from the city and finally see this place that I've read so much about. I got into learning about birds when I...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

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 22 March 2018 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.

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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.

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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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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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