9th Annual Wildliife Festival - Saturday, May 2 from 10 am - 3 pm
We are looking forward to spring and the 9th Annual Wildlife Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm. The purpose of this event is to spread the word on the likely impact of climate change on birds and provide a suite of personal actions that can be taken to help protect birds and decrease carbon emissions.
Highlights at the Wildlife Festival will be live animal presentations, delicious food, live music, children's games and activities, a huge bounce house, a native plant sale, guided canoeing and bird watching excursions, a garlic mustard pulling contest, and over 40 vendors and exhibitors.
We invite all art and craft vendors and exhibiting community-based organizations to be a part of this exciting day by participating with their special interest in the outdoors and conservation. The Wildlife Festival provides an opportunity for vendors and exhibitors to enhance their visibility and share their expertise with 1,000 people.
Vendors and exhibitors can choose between indoor and outdoor locations. Pop-up tents, tables, and chairs are available to rent. Site selection is on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline to register as a vendor or exhibitor is Friday, April 10.
Inaugural Birdies for Birds Golf Fundraiser - Monday, June 15, 2015
Bellevue Country Club - Syracuse, NY
The Montezuma Audubon Center is please to announce the Inaugural Birdies for Birds Golf Fundraiser that will benefit the Montrezuma Audubon Center's conservation projects and educational programs at Montezuma and Onondaga Lake. The event will feature 18 holes of golf at Bellevue Country Club, lunch, cocktails, dinner, awards and prizes. Don't miss it!
Many thanks to our top sponsor!
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!
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