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.

Masks Are Required!

Based on CDC guidance, the National Audubon Society will use the COVID Tracker that evaluates “Level Community Transmission” at the county level. As of August 2, 2021, Wayne County has “substantial” COVID transmission, therefore, masks are required inside the Montezuma Audubon Center for everyone including staff, guests, and volunteers, regardless of their vaccination status.

If you do not have a mask, please ask our staff or volunteers for one.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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

Habitat restoration volunteer opportunities through the MARSH! program are also available by clicking here. Call 315-365-3588 or email for details.

Volunteers help the Montezuma Audubon Center remove invasive species like water chestnut. Photo: Montezuma Audubon Center

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