PROGRAMS AND SUMMER CAMPS
Click here for our upcoming program schedule including the Youth Sportsman Summer Camps, Scout merit badges, Nature of Montezuma Lectures, Montezuma van tours, guided canoeing/kayaking tours, bird watching walks and more!
MONTEZUMA MUCKRACE - September 18-19, 2015
Teams bird together from 7:00 PM Friday until 7:00 PM Saturday, trying to locate as many bird species as possible. Winning teams over the past several years have identified as many as 148 species, and collectively, as many as 192 species have been seen by the 15 to 28 teams, in a single day.
The winning competitive team in 2014 logged 121 species. But, being an expert is hardly a requirement for enjoying the Muckrace. Many other birders of all ages and experience joined in on the fun under the various recreational categories, including the newest 'Photo Category', where participants count only the birds they can identify and photograph.
Teams can register under several categories:
In 2014, the top team found 121 species and we raised over $10,200 for habitat restoration projects and environmental education programs across the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Currently it also says that as many as 192 species have been found by the combined efforts of all the teams, but from the records I have the most ever tallied was 188, but that isn't much different. Click here to register today. Thank you!
The Montezuma Audubon Center is open:
Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.
Volunteers Needed!here to complete a volunteer form and then return it via email. Click here for a list of upcoming volunteer events.
Recent Bird Sightings
eBird was developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society and it enables anyone to enter bird sightings from anywhere in North America and explore the results. The eBird TrailTracker is a portal through which any birdwatcher can enter the birds they have observed into the eBird database. By clicking on this link you will be able to see recent bird sightings at the Montezuma Wetland Complex.
Furthermore, you have the option to accurately map your observations on a large-scale map of the MWC. Every time you notice a bird, you are holding a piece of a puzzle. By sharing your sighting with others through eBird, you'll make it possible to complete the picture we need to better understand and protect birds well into the future.
Montezuma Birding TrailMontezuma Birding Trail website provides information on birding hotspots, recent sightings, events and species in the Montezuma Wetlands Complex north of Cayuga Lake between Rochester and Syracuse, NY. The driving trail loops through adjacent portions of Wayne, Seneca and Cayuga counties and covers Montezuma NWR, the Northern Montezuma WMA and related public-access sites. For more information, contact them via email.
Help Give Montezuma Wildlife a Better Place to Live!
DIRECTIONS: The Montezuma Audubon Center is located at 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. 13146, approximately 2 miles north of the Hamlet of Savannah. We are the northern gateway to the 50,000-acre Montezuma Wetlands Complex.
From the west: take the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) to exit 41 in Waterloo. Turn left onto Route 414 North and follow for approximately 8.5 miles until you reach the intersection with Route 31 in Clyde. Turn right and follow Route 31 East for approximately 6 miles into the Hamlet of Savannah. Turn left at the blinking light onto State Route 89 North and proceed approximately 2 miles. The Center will be on your left.
From the east: take the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) to exit 40 in Weedsport. Turn right off the ramp onto Route 34. Turn right on to Route 31 West. Follow Route 31 for approximately 12 miles to the intersection with State Route 89 in the Hamlet of Savannah. Turn right at the blinking light to stay on State Route 89 North and proceed approximately 2 miles. The Center will be on your left.
From the north: take Route 104 to State Route 89 in Wolcott. Take State Route 89 South for approximately 9 miles. The Center will be on your right.
From the south: take State Route 89 North through the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Turn right on Armitage Road to stay on State Route 89 North. Then turn left on State Route 89/31 and follow for about 3.3 miles into the Hamlet of Savannah. Turn right at the blinking light to stay on State Route 89 North and proceed approximately 2 miles. The Center will be on your left.
For more information please contact:
Chris Lajewski, Center Director
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Rt. 89, PO Box 187
Savannah, NY 13146