Photo by Mark Miller

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

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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Guy's Marsh August 2013 Update

August 20, 2013 marked one year since the passing of Dr. Guy A. Baldassarre, Distinguished Teaching professor at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). Guy was an internationally respected waterfowl and wetland ecologist...

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The 18th Annual Muckrace Musings

[cycloneslider id="muckrace-2014"] Cool weather prevailed and a mid-day rain shower confounded some of the best laid birding strategies, but a crazy good time was had by all at the 2014 Montezuma Muckrace. This ‘Big Day’, 24-hour birding event is the premier...

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Cross Country Skiing at the MWC

One of my favorite winter activities is crosscountry skiing in the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. While most visitors to Montezuma come in the spring, summer, and fall, winter has its own attractions – especially when there’s been a lot of snow. There is nothing like...

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