The Onondaga Lake shoreline and wetlands are teeming with migratory songbirds, birds of prey, marsh birds, and waterfowl this time of year. Join the Montezuma Audubon Center and Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps for a leisurely, 1-mile stroll along the West Shore Trail to explore some of the 90-acres of habitat that have been restored, the birds that have returned to these habitats, and learn why Onondaga Lake is an Audubon New York Important Bird Area. Bring your camera to capture images of the beautiful habitats and birds. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $20/family (Please bring exact cash or a check to the event).
Onondaga Lake Visitors Center
TO ACCESS THE VISITORS CENTER: From Points West: Take I-690 East to Exit 7, turn left onto State Fair Boulevard, take the first left passing under I-690, drive straight toward the lake and follow signs to the Onondaga Lake Visitors Center. From Points East: Take I-690 West to Exit 7, turn right at the off ramp and follow signs to the Onondaga Lake Visitors Center.
The Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps is an expanding organization of community volunteers who are contributing to restoration projects that are creating or improving wildlife habitat in the Onondaga Lake watershed.
The Corps was founded in 2012 to inspire future stewards of Onondaga Lake and its watershed through a hands-on, experience-based program that offers citizens and organizations the opportunity to participate in activities that help restore and sustain Onondaga Lake and its value as an Important Bird Area.
The Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps was founded by Honeywell in partnership with Montezuma Audubon Center and Onondaga Audubon and is now an Audubon New York program. Additional Corps supporters include NextEra Energy, Parsons, OBG, Anchor QEA, Bond Schoeneck & King, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Wild Ones Habitat Gardening in CNY Chapter.