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Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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The Lab is now located in its new facility, the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity. It is surrounded by Sapsucker Woods, a 220-acre wildlife sanctuary with more than four miles of walking trails. The building's Visitors' Center and observation areas are open to the public, with a wall of thirty-foot windows for viewing over Sapsucker Pond and the Treman bird-feeding garden. Displays include a surround sound theater, object-theater presentation, sound studio, and informational kiosks featuring bird sounds and information. The Wild Birds Unlimited store in the observatory carries bird supplies and wide array of beautiful gifts.

Be sure to stop into the Bartels surround sound theater to watch two new local productions shot in spectacular high definition video. "The Sanctuary" documents the changing seasons at Sapsucker Woods and the life cycles of the birds and other creatures that make it their home. "Mundy Wildflower Garden" follows a similar trail, focusing on the gardens of Cornell Plantations along with the birds and insects that power the blossoming life of plants.

lab of ornithology


  • Mon - Thurs: 8am - 5pm
  • Fri: 8am - 4pm
  • Sat: 9:30am - 4pm
  • Sun: 11am - 4pm


  • Free

Contact & Address

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd
(607) 254-BIRD
(607) 254-2473

Sample Bird Sounds

White-throated Sparrow
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