Montezuma Audubon Center

The Montezuma Audubon Center is a cooperative effort by Audubon New York, the NYSDEC, the FWS and the FOTMWC.
Montezuma Audubon Center

Visit the Montezuma Audubon Center website for up-to-date events and information.

 

The Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) is about one mile north of Savannah. The Center is sited immediately adjacent to two reclaimed marshes, open meadows, upland forest, seasonally flooded forest and a natural lake. The location makes possible education programs in a variety of habitats all within a short walk from the center building.

The MAC is Audubon New York’s first education facility in central New York, an important part of the network of Audubon Centers, and a new resource for educating residents and tourists about one of New York’s greatest wildlife resources.

Upcoming Events at the MAC

MARSH @ MAC/DEC: Hydrilla Monitoring

July 25 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

MARSH! is part of a larger effort to restore, protect, and enhance wildlife habitat on nearly 50,000 acres in the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. This VOLUNTEER program supports the habitat restoration efforts of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Montezuma Audubon Center and other partners at Montezuma. This […]

Montezuma Explorer Day Camp

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

July 26, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Montezuma Explorer Day Camp Learn about the wonders of Montezuma during a day of fun, nature-based activities for kids ages 6-12! We’ll hike through the forest (don’t forget your bug spray!) and search for clues of the birds and other wildlife that live here. We’ll also explore […]

Birding and Boating:  Cayuga-Seneca Canal

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

July 28, Saturday, 12:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. Birding and Boating:  Cayuga-Seneca Canal Join us for a relaxing canoe/kayak paddle to explore the Cayuga-Seneca Canal near the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. This is a wonderful opportunity to view Montezuma from the water, explore Montezuma’s breeding songbirds and raptors, and try canoeing/kayaking for the first time! Bring […]

Birding and Boating: Seneca River

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

August 3, Friday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Birding and Boating: Seneca River What better way to enjoy a summer sunset than a relaxing, sunset canoe/kayak paddle to explore the birds, other wildlife and their habitats near the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge! We will launch boats into the Seneca River to see a variety of […]

Paint and Taste: Birds and Rootbeer!

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

August 11, Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Paint and Taste: Birds and Rootbeer! Be a part of our first “Paint and Taste” class! Learn how to paint a native bird species (Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Bluebird, or Northern Cardinal), and sample some local, non-alcoholic beverages as well! All materials are provided, just arrive and enjoy […]

Montezuma Audubon Birding Van Tour

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

August 16, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Montezuma Birding Van Tour The summer is full of young birds learning about life outside their nests. Join us as we look for raptors, waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds and observe how dedicated parents prepare their young for the fall migration. We will explore Montezuma’s birding hotspots where […]

Montezuma Dip & Sip

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

August 17, Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Montezuma Dip & Sip     What better way to enjoy a summer afternoon than a relaxing canoe/kayak paddle to explore the birds, other wildlife and their habitats near the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge! We will launch boats into the Seneca River to see a variety of songbirds, […]

Paddling Along the Wine Trail at Buttonwood Grove Winery

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

August 25, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.    Paddling Along the Wine Trail at Buttonwood Grove Winery Join the Montezuma Audubon Center and Buttonwood Grove Winery for an event unlike any other! Start with a guided paddle on the tranquil waters of Cayuga Lake to experience the early fall migration. Then, enjoy delicious wine tastings […]

Cayuga Lake Sunset Paddle

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

August 31, Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cayuga Lake Sunset Paddle What better way to enjoy the end of the summer than a relaxing, sunset canoe/kayak paddle to explore the birds, other wildlife and their habitats at the north end of Cayuga Lake! This is a great opportunity to see migratory songbirds, marsh birds […]

Directions to the Montezuma Audubon Center

2295 Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146
315-365-3580

Directions from Rochester (West):

Take I-490 East to Thruway I-90. Take Waterloo/ Seneca Falls exit 41. Turn Right onto NY-414/Ridge Rd. Turn Left onto NY 318. Turn Left onto NY-89. Stay straight onto Wiley Rd/ CR-374. Stay straight to go onto Hogback Rd./CR-376. Turn left onto NY-31. Turn Right onto Messner Rd/ CR-273. Turn left onto 89 North. MAC will be on the left past the town of Savannah.

Directions from Syracuse (East):

Take 690 West to I-90 West on Thruway. Take exit 40 toward Weedsport. Turn right onto 34 West. Take slight right onto 31 West. Merge onto 31/89. Continue on 89 North into Town of Savannah. Take right onto 89 North. MAC is on the left.

Directions from the South:

From Ithaca follow Route 89 North along Cayuga Lake. 89 North merges with 31 West. Continue into Savannah and take a right at the blinking light. MAC will be on the left 2 miles north of Savannah past Crusoe Creek.