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October 2017

Home School Nature Series: Owls

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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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. Homeschooled children ages 5-12 will explore owl habitat, their unique characteristics and conservation projects at Mon-tezuma. Fee: $8/student

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Happy Owl-ween

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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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 wildlife. Fee: $6/child, $8/adult, $25/family.

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Montezuma Bird Watching Tour

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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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.

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November 2017

Cayuga Lake Wine and Wings Tour

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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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. During the tour, we’ll stop at the Apple Station Winery for wine tastings and to learn how agriculture and wildlife thrive side by side! Binoculars…

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Home School Nature Series: Bird Migration

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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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

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Boy Scout Merit Badge: Environmental Conservation Merit Badge

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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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.

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Bird Migration Mania Tour

November 16 @ 2:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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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.

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Girl Scouts Cadette Badge: Trees

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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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.

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December 2017

Nature Photography Tour with Jim Montanus

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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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 travel around the Montezuma Wetlands Complex with Mr. Montanus to explore birding hot spots while receiving expert photography advice. Fee: $50/adult.

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Home School Nature Series: Wild About Birds

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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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 activities, homeschoolers ages 5 to 12 will be able to recognize field marks to help identify birds while participating in a citizen science project that…

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Montezuma Raptor and Riesling Tour

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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The holiday season is here and so are our wintering raptors. Join Montezuma Audubon Center education staff to tour Montezuma’s birding hotspots in our van to search for the elusive Short-eared Owls, Northern Harriers, Bald Eagles, and Snowy Owls! During the tour, we’ll stop at the Montezuma Winery for wine tastings and to learn how vineyards can provide important bird habitat. Must be 21+. Fee $20/adult, includes tasting fee.

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Montezuma Christmas Bird Count

December 18
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of citizen science involvement. It is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada and many countries in the Western Hemisphere, go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day to count birds. As the Christmas Bird Count enters its 118th year, join us as we count the resident birds wintering throughout the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Novice…

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