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

Birding Van Tour

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us! Join us for a van tour to see dozens of ducks, geese and swans as they soar overhead and rest in wetlands during their long and impressive journey. Participants are encouraged to bring their camera and binoculars. Fee: $8/child; $13.50/adult, $35/family.

2016 Audubon Photography Awards Exhibit

November 3 - November 24

The Montezuma Audubon Center is proud to host an exhibit featuring 12 spectacular bird photographs from the 2016 Audubon Photography Awards! Photography is a powerful way to draw in audiences, inspire a love of birds, and promote conservation action. This photography exhibit is traveling to Audubon chapters and centers all across the country. This event […]

Home School Nature Series: Our Migration Connection

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The bird migration season is upon us and billions of birds are on the move! Where do our birds go when they migrate? Homeschooled children ages 5-12 are invited to join a teleconference with former MAC Educator Amy Barra and her home school class at the Delmarva Discovery Center in Pocomoke, Maryland. Students will share […]


November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Birdwatching is an enjoyable activity for people ages 3 to 103. But, to know how to identify birds and where to find them takes skill, patience and experience. Join us for a leisurely 1-mile stroll to learn the basics of this lifelong, rewarding pastime. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. *Fee: $4/child; $6/adult, $20/family. […]

Boy Scout Merit Badge: Fish and Wildlife Management

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Boy Scouts are invited to complete the requirements for the Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge with our fun and interactive program. Please be prepared to spend time outside and dress for the weather! Scouts will complete some of the requirements before the program. Fee: $8/scout.

Migration Mania Birding Van Tour

November 18 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us. Join us for a van tour to see dozens of ducks, geese and swans as they settle into Montezuma’s marshes for a good night’s rest. Participants are encouraged to bring their camera and binoculars. Fee: $8/child; $13.50/adult, $35/family.

Teacher’s Workshop: Project WILD

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Project WILD is an award-winning education program focusing on wildlife and designed for teachers and youth leaders of students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The guides help students learn basic concepts about wildlife and their needs through developing problem-solving skills and exploring responsible human actions toward wildlife and the environment. Fee: Free.

Sunset Birdwatching Walk

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Winter is almost here and the stage is set for the raptor season! Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Short-eared Owls and possibly Snowy Owls will be on display during a relaxing 1-mile stroll through our forests, wetlands and grasslands. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $4/child; $6/adult, $20/family. Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex […]

Montezuma Wine and Wings Raptor Van Tour

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the first raptor van tour of the season to look for elusive Short-eared Owls, Northern Harriers, Bald Eagles, and more! During the tour, we’ll stop at the Montezuma Winery for wine tastings and to learn how vineyards and Important Bird Areas happily exist side by side. Must be 21+. Fee: $20/adult, includes […]

Montezuma Christmas Bird Count

December 19

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 US, 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.