Upcoming Events

Wed 02

Reforestation Monitoring (MARSH!)

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 05

Stiltgrass Pulling (MARSH!)

September 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 05

Monarch Butterfly Tagging Workshop

September 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed 09

Monitor Wetland Seedings (MARSH!)

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

What’s New

MWC and Bald Eagles in NYC

Chris Lajewski Center Director at the Montezuma Audubon Center was interviewed by the National Audubon Society for an story about Bald Eagles. After the nesting pair near Watertown was found in 1980, the DEC decided to ramp up their efforts towards a goal of... read more

Montezuma NWR Program Schedule

Montezuma NWR 2015 Program Schedule All programs will start at the Montezuma NWR Visitor Center (3395 US Route 20 East, Seneca Falls, NY) COST is FREE. Must pre-register at (315) 568-5987 Saturday, May 16, 3:00 PM Wildlife Photography Jim Adams “A Responsible... read more

Here’s where we are at as of July 2014

Friends, family, colleagues, co-workers, and former students have contributed more than $20,000 to help ensure that “Guy’s Marsh” would become a reality. an 80-acre area of State-owned land was selected for the project Ducks Unlimited developed plans for a 55-acre... read more

Guy’s Marsh August 2013 Update

August 20, 2013 marked one year since the passing of Dr. Guy A. Baldassarre, Distinguished Teaching professor at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). Guy was an internationally respected waterfowl and wetland ecologist... read more

The 18th Annual Muckrace Musings

Cool weather prevailed and a mid-day rain shower confounded some of the best laid birding strategies, but a crazy good time was had by all at the 2014 Montezuma Muckrace. This ‘Big Day’, 24-hour birding event is the premier fund-raising effort of the Friends of the... read more

MAC Winter Wonderland Programs

Our serene winter wonderland provides a plethora of opportunities to get outside and explore the Montezuma Wetlands Complex with friends and family. Come out for a Hot Cocoa and Snow program to explore the wild side of Montezuma on snowshoes. Hop in our van and tour... read more

Cross Country Skiing at the MWC

One of my favorite winter activities is crosscountry skiing in the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. While most visitors to Montezuma come in the spring, summer, and fall, winter has its own attractions – especially when there’s been a lot of snow. There is nothing like... read more

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Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex
Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands ComplexTuesday, September 1st, 2015 at 4:40am
There are shorebirds to be seen at the Refuge! While the Main Pool is still drained, growing food and cover for fall waterfowl migration, and the Visitor Center Pool is awaiting preparations for migrating shorebird habitats (we're going to disc up the soil and add a thin sheet of water to provide feeding grounds), there are places like the Eaton Marsh and Knox-Marcellus (take a trip down Towpath Road) that offer some shorebird viewing. Our last guided shorebird walk is scheduled for September 12, 10:00 AM, hosted by the Rochester Birding Association (call 315/568-5987 to register).
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Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex shared their photo.Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at 3:54am
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Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex
Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands ComplexSaturday, August 29th, 2015 at 3:54am
MONARCH BUTTERFLY TAGGING WORKSHOP at the REFUGE
Saturday, September 5, 2:00. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center for a presentation about Monarch Butterflies and how we track their movements. Then get outside to capture, tag, and release live monarchs - your chance to help science and nature! Judy Austic will lead this workshop.
Call the Refuge to sign up - (315) 568-5987
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Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex added 2 new photos.Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 7:54am
Today's water bird list from Jackie and Larue and Jackie says, "Larue saw the Red Necked Phalarope and the Wilson's Phalarope in Knox-Marsellus Marsh this morning. The Willet that Jay McGowan saw this morning is still in the southern end of Larue's Lagoon (as of 1:00 PM). We didn't see the Buff-breasted Sandpiper or the Little Blue Heron. Have a great weekend!"
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Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex added 2 new photos.Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 2:34am
If you're going to take you're friends on a snipe hunt, make sure you come out the Refuge and stop at Laure's Lagoon!
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