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


Annual Benefit - Monday, June 10

Step into the sunshine and join Montezuma Audubon Center on Monday, June 10 @ 11:30AM for 18 holes of golf at Wayne Hills Country Club in support of conservation at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, Onondaga Lake, and other Important Bird Areas in the Finger Lakes region. 

Golfers will face beautifully manicured fairways and greens while playing a Captain and Crew golf tournament at Wayne Hills Country Club that was named one of the 101 reasons why golf in Rochester is so great. Enjoy a day of golf with lunch, a cocktail reception, bucket raffle, wine pull, nest box pull, and a dinner & awards reception. Not into golf? Join us for cocktails and dinner instead. Tickets for the cocktail and dinner receptions only are available too. Click here to register and sponsor the Annual Benefit.

Click here to download a sponsorship form.

The online auction is available from June 1 -  June 11. Click here to bid on amazing items!


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

MARSH! Events

Join us in 2024 for invasive species removal, native garden, tree planting, and seed collecting projects across the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. These events will take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9AM from April through October. 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. 

Click on the links below to register for a MARSH! event.

Wednesday, September 18- Seed Collection

Saturday, September 28- Seed Collection

Wednesday, October 2- Seed Collection

Wednesday, October 9- Seed Collection

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

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