Montezuma Audubon Center

Montezuma Audubon Center Programs and Events

Northern Montezuma Birding Tour
Montezuma Audubon Center

Northern Montezuma Birding Tour

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Guided Hike at Howland’s Island
Montezuma Audubon Center

Guided Hike at Howland’s Island

Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. **SOLD OUT**

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Paddles

Birding and Boating: Clyde River
Montezuma Audubon Center

Birding and Boating: Clyde River

Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Birding and Boating: Seneca River
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Birding and Boating: Seneca River

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 4:30 - 7 p.m.

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(Public) Montezuma Birding Tours

The summer months are a fantastic time to visit the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Come along as we explore some popular birding hot spots (and lesser-known locations) and look and listen for an amazing array of bird species and nature happenings. Participants will drive their own vehicle and receive a conference call phone number to hear the Audubon educator narrate the tour and ask questions between stops.

Click on the dates below for more information and to register.

  • Wednesday, August 25 @ 5:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 9 @ 5 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 15 @ 1 - 1:30 p.m. **CANCELED due to inclement weather**

14th Annual Robert F. DeRoo Memorial Youth Hunts

The Montezuma Audubon Center is proud to present the 14th Annual Robert F. DeRoo Memorial Youth Hunts. We will offer a Waterfowl Education Course on September 25, a Waterfowl Hunt on October 2, and a Pheasant Hunt on October 9. These are free events for youth ages 12-15 to celebrate conservation through hunting and space is limited so registration is required. Click here to complete the registration forms and return them no later than September 24, 2021.

Private Birding Tours—Reconnect with Nature at Montezuma

Enjoy a unique bird watching tour of the 50,000-acre Montezuma Wetlands Complex! These outings are a great way to catch up with family members, close friends, or co-workers, and experience the birds, other wildlife, and habitats that make Montezuma an Audubon Important Bird Area. Choose from driving tours, birding walks, canoeing/kayaking excursions, and snowshoeing hikes. All tours are led by National Audubon Society staff and include equipment rentals, binoculars, and bird guides.

For driving tours, you will follow behind the Audubon van in your own vehicle to Montezuma’s marshes, forests, and grasslands to explore several birding hotspots and the abundant wildlife as they go about their activities. Participants will receive a conference call phone number to hear the Audubon educator narrate the tour and ask questions between stops. Guests are welcome to get out of their vehicles at each stop (facial coverings required and physical distancing guidelines must be followed).

  • Fee: $150
  • Available year-round for groups of up to 10 people
  • To plan and reserve your customized tour, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org

Testimonial

"The highlight of our visit to the Finger Lakes region was the private bird watching tour through the Montezuma Audubon Center. Since it was only my immediate family and the tour guide, it was the perfect COVID-friendly event for our vacation. The tour guide met us at the Audubon Center, lent out sanitized binoculars, and explained what type of birds we were planning to see. We then followed the Audubon Center van in our own car and were able to communicate with the tour guide using a conference line throughout the drive. We made four stops and at each stop, we had the opportunity to ask questions while bird watching. My kids, ages 5 & 8, and my parents in their late 70's enjoyed it as much as I did. We were lucky enough to see a Bald Eagle within close range and saw several circling in the distance. We also learned about waterfowl and spotted several species. My kids couldn't wait to get home and tell my husband all about their adventures of bird watching, while my parents were quick to post their bald eagle photos on social media. The tour guide had proper masking and distancing throughout the entire two and a half hour event. I highly recommend that anyone, regardless of age, consider this for their next Finger Lakes vacation." —Hadas Liebermann (Kingston, NY)

Program Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy:

  • If the Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) cancels an event, we will initiate a full reimbursement.
  • If you need to cancel registration for an event, you must call or email the MAC at 315-365-3588 or montezuma@audubon.org.
  • If you cancel more than a week before the event, we will initiate a reimbursement minus a 10% administrative fee, or credit you for a future event.
  • No reimbursements are issued for cancellations received less than a week before the date of the event.

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