Upcoming Events

Wed 31

Tree Survival Monitoring

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jun 02
Jun 07
Jun 09

Photo by Mark Miller

Featured Events

Help us conserve the Montezuma Wetlands by joining us for a golf outing or Onandaga boat or van tour with food and wine pairings.
Jun 12
Jun 25

Half Marathon/5k Race

June 25
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We support habitat restoration and management, wildlife conservation, and enhancement projects at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.

Ongoing Programs


Our 24-hour birding competition

What’s New

Montezuma Winter Raptor Survey

The 2016/2017 Montezuma Winter Raptor Survey season is underway.

Surveys have been conducted annually at Montezuma since 2010, and will be conducted weekly on Wednesdays, one half hour before sunset to one half hour after sunset through the end of March.

Volunteers are directed to a variety of locations across the complex by our Raptor Survey guru, volunteer David Marsh. Those who are experienced in identifying Raptors are needed.

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Rail Banding Project 2016

One project accomplished in 2016 was the launch of a multi-year rail banding study. Rails are common in the Montezuma Marshes, but they are secretive and infrequently encountered. The goal of the study is to uncover important information about their secret lives – to better understand, especially, the movement and habitat utilization of rails in the Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area marshes.

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The 20th Annual Muckrace Musings

A great turnout of enthusiastic birders enjoyed the ‘Big Day’, 24-hour birding event and premier fund-raising effort of the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. This was the 20th annual Muckrace and it continues to provide good times for birders of all skills and ages.

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