Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca

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Educational Site · Tourist Spot
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a member-supported unit of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, which studies birds and other wildlife. It is housed in the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity in Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary. Approximately 250 scientists, professors, staff, and students work in a variety of programs devoted to the Lab's mission: interpreting and conserving the Earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds. Work at the Lab is supported primarily by its 75,000 members. The Cornell Lab publishes books under the Cornell Lab Publishing Group, a quarterly publication, Living Bird magazine, and a monthly electronic newsletter. It manages numerous citizen science projects and websites, including the Webby Award-winning All About Birds.
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  • The Lab is closed but the trails at Sapsucker Woods are open. Easy trails, all very well maintained. You could bring children but the walks might be too long for those under 7-8 years old. In August.....  more »
  • We didn’t walk far because the day before had torrential rains so most of it was muddy, dark day and uncomfortable with so many bugs attacking..on a nice day, I’m sure it is great!  more »
  • Nice park with lots of hiking trails and plenty of benches. Wonderful museum and very interesting. Best of all its free.
  • Fantastic museum with interactive displays and activities. Beautiful walks around the territory

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