Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca

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  • 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 p...  more »
  • 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 Verteb...  more »
  • We know Cornell University and we came across the Office and out of curiosity we decided to visit. We were very well attended by a woman who invited us to watch some projections about the work they develop. Well interesting.
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  • If you are a birder, this is a pilgrimage stop. It is in a wooded area, well away from the main Cornell campus. Volunteers give indoor tours where you can go into some of the labs. Our tour guide spent over an hour in the bird skin lab showing us some demo bird skins. There is also an acoustic lab and library you can see. A beautiful lagoon is visible from the lobby of the building, floor to ceiling windows and nice chairs allow you to enjoy the view. There are also bird watching tours available on the trails outside the lab building and they will loan binoculars.
  • I've been twice. It's a neat little place but it's lacking in things to do. There's one big building with some observation windows and binoculars for viewing wildlife outside, along with some paintings, a small cinema which plays short clips about wildlife in Ithaca, and a gift store. I guess I was expecting there to be more 'exhibits' like a museum. The outside trails are picturesque, but we didn't see many birds.
  • Wonderful place to take a walk. The trails are all bark-chip reinforced (though some areas can get a little soggy at the wet times of the year). You can spend a quarter mile, or two miles walking around, looking at the wild life (you'll see deer and turtles in addition to the birds!).
  • Great place for a quick hike around the trails. Friendly staff. Fun place to bring visitors, especially those with children!
  • Simply great. Kind and helpful people.
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