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.

 

Sunset Bird Watching Walk

September 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sept. 19, Wednesday 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunset Bird Watching Walk The peak of the bird migration is upon us. Join us for a casual, 1-mile stroll through our forests, grasslands and wetlands to see dozens of waterfowl, shorebird, raptor and songbird species as they prepare for nightfall. Binoculars and field guides will be […]

Howland’s Island BYOBike Tour

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sept. 22, Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Howland’s Island BYOBike Tour Join us for the inaugural biking tour of Howland’s Island. Participants will enjoy an undulating, 3-mile cycle on gravel roads, getting to enjoy a lesser seen side of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Howland’s Island is rich in cultural history and is also a […]

Migration Mania Van Tour

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Oct. 4, Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Migration Mania Van Tour The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us. Join us for a birding van tour to see dozens of ducks, geese and swans as they settle into Montezuma’s marshes to feed and rest. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; […]

Junior Home School Nature Series: Wildlife Camouflage (Ages 5-10)

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Oct.  5, Friday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Junior Home School Nature Series: Wildlife Camouflage (Ages 5-10) All creatures great and small use their color, patterns and shape to survive in the wild. Some animals are brightly colored, others are dull. Some are spotted and some are striped. How do these adaptations help them hide […]

Home School Nature Series: MOTUS Wildlife Tracking System (Ages 11-15)

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Oct. 10, Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Home School Nature Series: MOTUS Wildlife Tracking System (Ages 11-15) Tracking the movement of animals is a challenge for wildlife biologists.  Using the latest technology, Montezuma Wetlands Complex scientists are monitoring and tracking migratory birds.  Students will learn how this radio telemetry system works and how the […]

Sunset Birding Walk at South Spring Trail, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

October 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Oct. 11, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunset Birding Walk at South Spring Trail, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge The peak of the bird migration is upon us. Join us for a casual, 1-mile stroll through a forest and wetland to see dozens of waterfowl and songbird species as they feed and rest in these […]

Happy Owl-ween!

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oct.  20, Saturday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Happy Owl-ween 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 our staff for a hike through the forest and grassland to explore the […]

Huckleberry Swamp Hike

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Oct. 27, Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Huckleberry Swamp Hike Participants will learn about one of Wayne County’s hidden treasures- Huckleberry Swamp located in North Rose, NY. Join us for a leisurely walk along an elevated board walk through the swamp and explore the birds and other wildlife that live there. The foliage will […]

Home School Nature Series: Geology (Ages 11-15)

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Nov. 7, Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Home School Nature Series: Geology (Ages 11-15) Knowing what’s under the ground is as important as knowing what’s on it.  Students will learn how rocks can tell us about our past, and how they formed our region. Led by regional geologist, Fred Hayes, students will get hands-on […]

Junior Home School Nature Series: Conserving Wildlife (Ages 5-10)

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

Nov. 8, Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Junior Home School Nature Series: Conserving Wildlife (Ages 5-10) It is fun to play in the great outdoors but are our actions hurting wildlife and their habitats? Join us for hands-on demonstrations to learn how to enjoy nature while protecting wildlife and the places they need to […]