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News From Friends of The Montezuma Wetlands Complex

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.

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...

Rail Banding Project Update – Northern Montezuma WMA – 2018

The Northern Montezuma crew was out banding rails again this past field season.  This project began in 2016, and over the past 3 years we have banded a total of 142 Virginia Rails and 15 Soras.  A new element to the project in 2018 was the attachment of radio...

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...

Montezuma NWR Report for FOTMWC Board Meeting February 13, 2019

Visitor Services Montezuma NWR is again the host for this year’s state Junior Duck Stamp contest. Entries are due March 15 and judging will be scheduled for late March. Gayle and Andrea will meet with Visitor Center Desk and...

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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Rail Banding Project Update – Northern Montezuma WMA – 2018

The Northern Montezuma crew was out banding rails again this past field season.  This project began in 2016, and over the past 3 years we have banded a total of 142 Virginia Rails and 15 Soras.  A new element to the project in 2018 was the attachment of radio...

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Drone Pics of Northern Montezuma – Fall 2018

Update October 29, 2018 – Current conditions at Northern Montezuma WMA, with Howland Island marshes being the exception, are generally dryer than normal. Seneca River water levels are currently rising, but remain low, with some associated impoundments being relatively...

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Drone Pics of Northern Montezuma

We put the drone up Friday for her first workout and took a few pics.  It's tough getting whole marsh pics at places like Marten's Tract or Guys Marsh without flying higher than is legal or being at an angle that makes it tough to pic out detail. You can see in some...

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Ninth Annual Robert DeRoo Memorial Conservation Dinner and Youth Hunt

The DeRoo Youth Conservation Event celebrated its ninth year providing youngsters with the opportunity to actually partake in hunting experiences for pheasant, waterfowl, and whitetail deer. The entire event took place over a two weekend period starting with the conservation dinner at the Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) on Friday September 30th.

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