The Cornell Lab of Ornithology & Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary
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 spot for bird watching and outdoor 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 haven for nature enthusiasts.
Admission is free
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)
What birds will I see in Sapsucker Woods?
Sapsucker Woods provides endless opportunities for bird sightings. For a comprehensive view of recent sightings, visit eBird. Guests can also see wild birds across the pond and in the bird-feeding garden at the Visitor Center.
Where should I park?
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers free parking during the day in the lot nearest to the Visitor Center entrance. RV parking is also available in the third lot nearest to the airport.