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

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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

Girl Scouts Cadette Badge: Trees

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

Nature Photography Tour with Jim Montanus

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 […]

Home School Nature Series: Wild About Birds

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 […]

Montezuma Raptor and Riesling Tour

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 […]

Montezuma Christmas Bird Count

December 18

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 […]

Directions to the Montezuma Audubon Center

2295 Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146

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.