Upcoming Events

May 03

Tree Survival Monitoring

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 06
May 10

Tree Survival Monitoring

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 12

Photo by Mark Miller


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

Ongoing Programs


Our 24-hour birding competition

What’s New

Save the Date — 20th Annual Montezuma Muckrace

The 20th Annual Montezuma Muckrace will be on September 16-17, 2016. This Big Day competition begins at 7:00 PM Friday runs for 24 hours. Teams will compete to see who can see the most species within the Montezuma Wetlands Complex in Cayuga, Wayne, and Seneca...

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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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Montezuma Winter Raptor Survey

The 2015/2016 Montezuma Winter Raptor Survey season will begin November 18th.

Surveys have been conducted annually at Montezuma since 2010, and will be conducted weekly on Wednesdays, one half hour before sunset to one half hour after sunset. Our work generates important data for use by the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Department of Environmental Conservation in managing habitat. Accurate data collection is our number one priority. Our work is important, and I assure you that it will be appreciated.

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