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Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca

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4.7/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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  • No matter how much or how little time you have it will be well spend here. A absolutely enjoyable and relaxing visit with many little things that make an enjoyable visit including many feeders and a g...  read more »
  • This is a nice little place to stop at. There are observation areas inside of the building where you can watch from inside and listen to the different bird calls. The trails are very well maintained. ...  read more »
  • Tis is a really nice, well-laid out place to take a trip to while in Ithaca. If you are into nature and birds, it is an excellent place for a nice spring/summer/fall afternoon. The museum is small but...  read more »
  • The Lab is world famous, and the trails around the beautiful pond keep me coming back often. No two trips to this place are the same. If you're serious about birding, go at first light, or last light. The gift shop is great, and guided tours are also wonderful. Everyone here is knowledgable and loves nature, not just birds.
  • Great place for bird nerds. Plenty of free parking. Can observe from inside the air conditioned building or walk outside on about 3 miles of trails throughout the woods. Staff is friendly and helpful. There is a small store inside as well as a library. In addition to seeing many birds, also very likely to see turtles, frogs, squirrels, chipmunks, maybe snakes.
  • My goodness was this an amazing find for me, as a photographer getting to spend an afternoon here with a 1DX Mark II and 400 2.8 IS II was one of my favorite shoots of my 2016. The snow covered scenery was incredible, bring a wide lens with you because the landscape is beautiful. I was so happy I packed my mammut jacket and northface hiking boots in my luggage because you need it here. Highly recommend to any photog.
  • Beautiful, well-kept, and minimalist trails in woods with tons of different birds. Best to go here in the morning—you'll see the most birds. Staff inside the lab are super helpful.
  • For birders, this is a mandatory stop. They have an indoor viewing area, a store that sells high end binoculars, and a path around a pond that is a magnet for all sorts of birds. I love going here.
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