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

Happy Owl-ween!

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oct.  20, Saturday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Happy Owl-ween We are happy to welcome back Jean Soprano, of Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation, who will have live owls on display during her presentation about the silent hunters of the night. Then, join our staff for a hike through the forest and grassland to explore the […]

Huckleberry Swamp Hike

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Oct. 27, Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Huckleberry Swamp Hike Participants will learn about one of Wayne County’s hidden treasures- Huckleberry Swamp located in North Rose, NY. Join us for a leisurely walk along an elevated board walk through the swamp and explore the birds and other wildlife that live there. The foliage will […]

Home School Nature Series: Geology (Ages 11-15)

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Nov. 7, Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Home School Nature Series: Geology (Ages 11-15) Knowing what’s under the ground is as important as knowing what’s on it.  Students will learn how rocks can tell us about our past, and how they formed our region. Led by regional geologist, Fred Hayes, students will get hands-on […]

Junior Home School Nature Series: Conserving Wildlife (Ages 5-10)

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

Nov. 8, Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Junior Home School Nature Series: Conserving Wildlife (Ages 5-10) It is fun to play in the great outdoors but are our actions hurting wildlife and their habitats? Join us for hands-on demonstrations to learn how to enjoy nature while protecting wildlife and the places they need to […]

Photography Class & Tour led by Zaphir Shamma.

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Nov. 17, Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Photography Class & Tour led by Zaphir Shamma. Ever wonder how to take the best picture with your camera?  No camera is too big or small to take the perfect picture!  Join us for a traveling photography class lead by Western NY wildlife photographer, Zaphir Shamma. The […]

Northern Montezuma Birding Van Tour

November 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Nov. 30, Friday 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Northern Montezuma Birding Van Tour As the sun sets on a late autumn day, waterfowl are settling into Montezuma’s marshes and nocturnal raptors are getting ready to begin their dusk hunt. Hop in our van for an excursion to the northern part of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex […]

Home School Nature Series: Climate Change (Ages 11-15)

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dec. 5, Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Home School Nature Series: Climate Change (Ages 11-15) The Earth’s climate is a complicated system. What’s the difference between weather and climate?  Is one extremely hot day caused by climate change?  Students will address the misconceptions of climate change while distinguishing fact from opinion. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT […]

Junior Home School Nature Series: Fish Adaptations

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dec. 7, Friday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Junior Home School Nature Series: Fish Adaptations (Ages 5-10) Winter is coming and fish will have to adapt to their icy environments to survive. But how will they do it? Explore the amazing characteristics that fish employ to survive in Montezuma’s waterways and learn where you can […]

Winter Wreath Workshop

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dec. 8, Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Winter Wreath Workshop While there aren’t many blooming plants during the winter months, there are many plants to be appreciated during the holiday season. Join us for a 1-mile stroll through the quiet woods to collect pine and hemlock boughs to make winter wreaths. Many birds like […]

Wine & Wings Birding Van Tour

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dec. 15, Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wine and Wings Birding Van Tour The holiday season is here and so are our wintering raptors.  Join us as we head out in our van to look for elusive Short-eared Owls, hunting Northern Harriers, soaring Bald Eagles, and more.  During the tour we’ll stop at the […]

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.