With so many public area including wetlands, forests, dense brush habitats the Ithaca area is a great location to catch many species in flight or just perched around. When you are in the area also visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology/ Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary, where you will find a plethora of information regarding birds. While at the Lab also enjoy their 220 acres of wildlife sanctuary in Sapsucker Woods which includes 4 miles of walking trails . A few Birding Hot Spots are Stewart Park in Ithaca, Myers Point in Lansing, and Dryden Lake in Dryden.
For for information, visit the Cornell Lab of Orinthology online, or check out Cayuga Bird Club's website for a list of the top bird watching spots.