Montezuma Audubon Center

Trails Open Everyday – Dawn-Dusk

MAC Visitor Center Hours:

The MAC Visitor Center is currently closedRe-opening TBD

Join Environmental Educator Alyssa Johnson for a virtual tour of the Montezuma Audubon Center

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

The Refuge Visitor Center is currently closed
Opening Date TBD

The Wildlife Drive is Open from Dawn to Dusk

Please visit responsibly

  • Stay in your vehicle until designated viewing areas (marked by binocular sign).
  • Walking and bicycling are NOT PERMITTED on the Drive until Memorial Day weekend.
  • Dogs & other pets are NOT PERMITTED outside of vehicles along the Drive.
  • Hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
  • The Drive is ONE WAY. It ends on State Route 89. A left onto Rte 89 takes you back to US Route 20. A right onto Rte. 89 takes you to viewing areas and ultimately to the Montezuma Audubon Center.

Photo courtesy of Barbara Paserk

Projects

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

Ongoing Programs

Muckrace

Our 24-hour birding competition

What’s New

Bald Eagle nesting update May 11, 2020

Bald Eagle nesting update May 11, 2020

In and around the Montezuma Wetlands Complex: 12 out of 15 nests have hatched; I have seen a total of 14 eaglets in those nests so far!! 3 of them have 2 eaglets and the others have 1. Some of those nests could have more eaglets as the season progresses, I just can’t...

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Bald Eagle nesting update April 29, 2020

Bald Eagle nesting update April 29, 2020

In and around the Montezuma Wetlands Complex: 11 out of 15 nests have hatched; I have seen a total of 14 eaglets in those nests so far!! 3 of them have 2 eaglets and the others have 1. Some of those nests could have more eaglets as the season progresses, I just can’t...

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Bald Eagle nesting update April 15, 2020

In and around the Montezuma Wetlands Complex: 11 out of 15 nests have hatched; have seen a total of 5 eaglets in 3 of those nests so far! 1 nest appears to still be incubating; 2 nests can’t be checked right now and 1 nest has had no nesting activity yet.

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Bald Eagle nesting update April 3, 2020

In and around the Montezuma Wetlands Complex: We have discovered another nest bringing our total to 15 nests! 6 out of 15 nests appear to have hatched, 5 nests appear to still be incubating, one nest has no activity and we couldn’t check three other nests.

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The 23th Annual Muckrace Musings

The 23th Annual Muckrace Musings

On Friday September 6th at 7:00 pm, 151 birders (a new record – previous high was 141 in 2018) from 34 teams scoured the Montezuma Wetlands Complex for a 24-hour period and successfully rustled up good looks at a diverse mix of 176 species (4 below the 5-yr average and 9 below last year).

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Bird List  for 11/15/2019

Bird List for 11/15/2019

We surveyed this morning with calm air and temps in the high 30's. Overall, pleasant conditions considering our recent blast of winter weather. We encountered mostly ice on the impoundments, no surprise there. The smaller units around the Wildlife Drive were ice...

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Announcing the Launch Our New Mobile Phone Tour

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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