The Cornell Lab of Ornithology/Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary: Hiking and Bird Watching

Located in the beautiful 220-acre Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the conservation, appreciation, and study of birds. It is also a popular tourist site with a number of attractions and activities. Hike wooded trails, learn about rare and endangered birds and watch fascinating movies in the observatory. A sanctuary for learning and discovery, this popular Ithaca attraction is a one-of-a-kind haven for nature enthusiasts.


Prices -

Admission is free

Hours -

Visitor Center open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily (Trails in Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary are open daily, dawn to dusk)


  • Discover Campaign
  • Golden-wing Society
  • Lectures


  • Hiking Trails
  • Education
  • Observatory
  • Research
  • Movies
  • Lap Programs