Upcoming Events

Fri 24

Bats of Montezuma

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 25
Fri 31

Cayuga Lake Sunset Paddle

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sep 14

22nd Annual Montezuma Muckrace

September 14 @ 12:00 am - September 15 @ 12:00 am

Featured Events

Sep 14

22nd Annual Montezuma Muckrace

September 14 @ 12:00 am - September 15 @ 12:00 am

Projects

We support habitat restoration and management, wildlife conservation, and enhancement projects at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.

Ongoing Programs

Muckrace

Our 24-hour birding competition

What’s New

The 20th Annual Muckrace Musings

A great turnout of enthusiastic birders enjoyed the ‘Big Day’, 24-hour birding event and premier fund-raising effort of the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. This was the 20th annual Muckrace and it continues to provide good times for birders of all skills and ages.

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Duck Banding on Cuyuga Lake

What a great celebration of wildlife in the Finger Lakes! We had a great turnout of about 80 people of all ages and interests. Students from SUNY ESF and Oswego made the trip. Ducks cooperated pretty well, with almost 40 mallards and black ducks. It is a highlight for...

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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 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.

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The 19th Annual Muckrace Musings

This ‘Big Day’, 24-hour birding event and premier fundraising effort of the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex continues to provide good times for birders of all ages. Although rain paid a visit mid-day on Saturday, and returned with about a half-hour to go, spirits were not dampened for the all-time record numbers of 135 participants and 37 teams.

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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...

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Guy's Marsh Update 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...

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