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.

 

Cayuga Lake Birding Van Tour

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Jan. 24, Thursday, 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cayuga Lake Birding Van Tour Cayuga Lake is an Audubon designated Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during the winter and migration seasons. Hop in our van for an excursion to the northern part of the lake where up […]

Owl Prowl

January 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Jan. 26, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Owl Prowl Get up close to live owls during an indoor presentation by KrittrKris to find out what special adaptations these birds have that allow them to survive the winter season and be successful hunters of the night. Then, join our staff for a short walk to […]

Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series:  Bird Banding with Dr. John Van Niel

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Feb. 2, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series:  Bird Banding with Dr. John Van Niel Dr. John Van Niel, a Professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College, has been a bird bander since 1999. Participants will learn how to safely capture and handle songbirds, the scientific reasons for […]

Paint and Taste

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Feb. 2, Saturday 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Paint and Taste Be a part of our first “Paint and Taste” class and learn how to paint native bird species and sample some local, non-alcoholic beverages as well. Local artist Tina Yanotti will lead the class, from the Art Farm in Geneva, NY. All materials are […]

Winter Raptor Birding Van Tour

February 14 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Feb. 14, Thursday, 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Winter Raptor Birding Van Tour The Finger Lakes Region is home to many migratory raptors, including Short-eared Owls, Snowy Owls, Rough-legged Hawks, and Norther Harriers. Join us for a trip around the Finger Lakes Regional Airport and nearby grasslands to search for these visitors from the Great […]

Walking in a Winter Wineryland at Buttonwood Grove Winery

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Feb. 16, Saturday, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.    Walking in a Winter Wineryland Join us at the Buttonwood Grove Winery (5986 State Route 89, Romulus, NY  14541) for this fun and delicious event! Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike along the gorge trail, award-winning wine and cheese pairings, and a live bird of prey presentation featuring Daena […]

Girl Scout Snowshoe Spectacular

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Feb. 23, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Girl Scout Snowshoe Spectacular Girl Scouts of all ages are welcome to snowshoe through Montezuma’s forests and grasslands to read the stories left in the snow by our resident foxes, coyotes, rabbits and birds. Scouts will also discover where reptiles and amphibians are hiding this winter season. […]

Bird Dissection & Discussion Workshop

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  Mar. 2, Saturday, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Bird Dissection & Discussion Workshop Join us for a bird dissection and discussion to learn about the interesting differences and similarities between various species. If you have ever wanted to examine birds up close and personal, this is your chance. There will be opportunity for attendees […]

Wine and Wings Raptor Van Tour

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mar. 7, Thursday, 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Winter Raptor Birding Van Tour The Finger Lakes Region is home to many migratory raptors, including Short-eared Owls, Snowy Owls, Rough-legged Hawks, and Norther Harriers. Join us for a trip around the Finger Lakes Regional Airport and nearby grasslands to search for these visitors from the Great […]

Migration Mania Birding Van Tour

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Mar. 21, Thursday, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Migration Mania Birding Van Tour The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that stop here during the migration seasons. Enjoy a leisurely ride in our van to explore Montezuma’s birding hot spots where thousands of […]