Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity
|The home of the Cornell Lab of
Ornithology, completed in 2003, is located at Sapsucker
Woods, a nature preserve near Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The building
houses all of the Lab's programs, including Project FeederWatch, and features a spectacular
visitors' center where numerous educational displays greet the public. A surround-sound
movie theater features short movies focused on bird conservation issues. An object theater
production provides a multi-media presentation of the Lab's citizen science programs. And
one of the premier collections of bird art in the world is displayed on the walls of the
||The entrance to the Johnson Center brings
visitors past the Treman Bird Feeding Garden.
|Birds visit the seed, suet, and nectar
feeders in the bird feeding garden. Wild Birds Unlimited, a sponsor of Project
FeederWatch, supplies the seed for the feeders in the garden. A web cam in the garden provide
Internet users with live views of the birds at the feeders.
||Visitors can view birds in the feeder garden from
inside the spacious observatory.
|The Johnson Center, located at 159
Sapsucker Woods Road in Ithaca, New York, is open to the public. Please stop in for a
||Janet Johnson, a FeederWatch participant visiting the Lab from
Madison, Alabama, gets a special behind-the-scenes look at the bird feeding garden.
|Take an online virtual tour of the Johnson Center or learn more about the center and the resources, research, and programs that can be found there, in the special August 2003 issue of Living Bird. (Select the August 2003 issue from the pull down list.)