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 Montezuma to encounter majestic bald eagles, hawks, owls and waterfowl. Don’t miss the live owls that will be the stars of our Owl Prowl program. You can also rent snowshoes from us to explore the winter landscape on your own. Space is limited and registration is required for all programs. Programs will run even if there isn’t enough snow for snowshoeing. Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.


Home School Nature Series: Owls

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

When you hear the word “owl,” what comes to mind? Do you picture a mysterious big-eyed bird of the night? Maybe you think about a symbol of wisdom or a character in books. Clearly, people are fascinated by owls and the best way to understand them is to learn as much as possible about them. […]

Happy Owl-ween

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are happy to welcome back Jean Soprano, of Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation, who will have live owls on display during her presentation about the silent hunters of the night. Then, join the Montezuma Audubon Center staff for an owl prowl around the woods and grasslands to search for Montezuma’s wild owls and other nighttime […]

Montezuma Bird Watching Tour

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us. Join our edu-cation staff and we’ll drive you in our van to visit three or four Montezuma birding hotspots where dozens of ducks, geese and swans rest and feed during their long and impres-sive journey. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family.

Cayuga Lake Wine and Wings Tour

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cayuga Lake is an Audubon designated Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during winter and migration seasons. Hop in the Monte-zuma Audubon Center van for an excursion to the northern end of the lake where up to 30 species of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. […]

Home School Nature Series: Bird Migration

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Migration season is upon us and millions of birds are on the move! But, how do our feathered friends know where to go when they migrate? Homeschooled children ages 5-12 will discover how birds uses nature’s maps to find their way to their wintering locations and back home again. Fee: $8/student

Boy Scout Merit Badge: Environmental Conservation Merit Badge

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Boy Scouts are invited to complete the requirements for the Environmental Conservation Merit Badge with our fun and interactive program. Please be prepared to spend time out-side, and dress for the weather. Pre-requisites and pre-registration are required. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. Fee: $8/scout.

Bird Migration Mania Tour

November 16 @ 2:30 pm

The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us and we know where to find thousands of ducks geese and swans. Join our education staff for a van tour around Montezuma to experience the birds as they settle into marshes for the night. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family.

Girl Scouts Cadette Badge: Trees

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Girl Scout Cadettes are invited to grab their naturalist hats and get to know trees. From the shade to the science, thefruit to the forest, and the legends to the lumber. To know trees is to love them! All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. Fee: $7/Scout.

Nature Photography Tour with Jim Montanus

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ever wonder how to take the best picture with your camera? No camera is too big or small to take the perfect picture. Joinus for a traveling photography class lead by renowned photographer, Jim Montanus who will begin with a presentation about birding throughout the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and the fundamentals of photography. Later, we’ll […]

Home School Nature Series: Wild About Birds

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is one of the most unique birding habitats in the northeast United States with 50,000 acres of forests, grasslands, wetlands, and open water and nearly 300 species can be found here. Some are colorful and some are drab. Some are tall and some are small. Through fun, interactive and hands-on educational […]