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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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Loved the recorded bird calls

Well worth the trip! There were lots of water birds on the pond. I really enjoyed the display of... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Susan G
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South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
A hidden gem on the Cornell Campus

We've been here a number of times. There is a beautiful walking trail around a pond that provides... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Maureen M
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Buffalo, NY
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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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Reviewed 20 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.

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Reviewed 30 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

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Reviewed 23 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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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Ok I'm a birder but what's not to like about this stunning building, paintings, murals, sound sculpture by designer of Vietnam Memorial, active bird feeders, trails around the pond and through the woods. Less active visitors could sit in the lobby and watch birds at...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Although it is called a lab, it is also an amazing place for visitors to tour. There are interesting displays for people of all ages, guided tours inside and out and often special events on a variety of topics. Outside, there is the park called...More

1  Thank Gastronome37
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Great place to watch birds in any season. Many bird watching groups provide free bird tours that include great binoculars. And you can get a tour of the lab itself, which is also nice.

1  Thank Kaumudi P
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This was the second visit for my granddaughter and I. I used to come with my family when I was a child...so obviously there have been many upgrades. There are nice hiking trails that have been groomed pretty well to eliminate any problems with ticks....More

Thank Laurie P
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

something free to do. if you like birds and nature.. they have some nice well kept trails to wonder around in.. a small gift shop. and a place you can sit down and watch the birds and other wildlife while inside the building.. good for...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

You can see natural beauty up close and personal here. The visitors area has high power binocular viewing options of their perfectly designed pond habitat. There is a easy hiking path through the grounds that allows for getting close to nature without heavy exertion.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Many easy trails and of course lots of birds. Some people complain that you can still hear traffic - but you are in a city! The 8 AM guided walk was lots of fun, with binoculars available for anyone needing them. It is worth taking...More

1  Thank rhumane
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pwashburn2017
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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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