Montezuma Audubon Center

Protecting birds and the places they need

Bald Eagle Photo: Bryce Flynn/Audubon Photography Awards

Welcome to the Montezuma Audubon Center, a state-owned facility operated through a cooperative agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the National Audubon Society. We are dedicated to enhancing the habitat of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and surrounding Important Bird Areas. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area.

Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds, other wildlife, and the habitat that supports them. Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in conservation.

Cerulean Warbler. Photo: Charlie Trapani/Audubon Photography Awards


Volunteer Opportunities

As the Montezuma Audubon Center grows in reaching out to communities with programming, increasing patronage, and adding to amenities that establish us as a destination, we have a heightened need for support from volunteers. Click here to view the list of volunteer opportunities that will help us protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Submit this volunteer form to

Christmas Bird Count

Audubon's 124th Christmas Bird Count will be held from Dec 14, 2023 to January 5, 2024! Sign up to receive information and results about all of Audubon's community science programs through American Birds, our newsletter by email. Click here for a map view of the circles expected to be included in the 124th CBC.

MARSH! Events

Join us in 2024 for invasive species removal and seed collecting projects across the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. These events will take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9AM from April through September. After a morning of work, lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Call 315-365-3588 or email with questions. The MARSH! schedule will be posted here in April 2024.

MARSH! volunteers collecting seed at the Seneca Meadows Wetland Preserve.

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