Montezuma Audubon Center

Trails Open Everyday – Dawn-Dusk

MAC Visitor Center Hours:

The MAC Visitor Center is currently closedRe-opens Tuesday (July 23, 2019) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

The Wildlife Drive is Open from Dawn to Dusk

Refuge Visitor Center Hours:

Refuge Visitor's Center is Normally Open At This TimeToday's Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm*
Sunday, Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

*The Visitor’s Center is normally open during the hours listed but dependent on staff and volunteer availability. Please call 315-568-5987 to confirm.

Photo courtesy of Barbara Paserk


We support habitat restoration and management, wildlife conservation, and enhancement projects at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.

Ongoing Programs


Our 24-hour birding competition

What’s New

Announcing the Launch Our New Mobile Phone Tour

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new mobile phone tour. The tour features 16 points of interest with the promise of more on the way. Created by the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex volunteers with help from  the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge,...

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The Stinging Possibility of Bee Extinction

Population levels of more than 700 North American bee species are declining at a breakneck pace, according to a report by the Biological Diversity Organization. There is an urgent drive by habitat restoration agencies like the partners within the Montezuma Wetlands...

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Northern Montezuma WMA – February 2019 Update

MotusGrant awarded to greatly expand the number of Motus towers across 5 or 6 states, including ~20 in NY.  Braddock Bay tower to be installed soon.  They will use both types of receivers.  Seneca Meadows tower is up but running into technical difficulties.RailsOf our 11 nano-tagged Virginia Rails, only 1 was confirmed to stay in the area for more than 20 days.  Nine of them stayed in the NMWMA area for less than 6 days.

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2019 Montezuma Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey

The Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey was conducted this morning by 32 surveyors over the same fourteen routes surveyed in prior years. A total 74 Bald Eagles (BAEA) were reported, a little below the record setting 81 Eagles sighted during last year's survey. This survey...

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Montezuma Audubon Center News and Notes for FOTMWC Board Meeting February 13, 2019

Alyssa has been working on updating the MAC’s school programs, so that our programs align with the Next Gen Science Standards. She’s also been working on winter programming including leading birding tours and snowshoe hikes, hosting a bird banding demonstration, and...

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