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

Summertime Bike and Hike Path is Open from Dawn to Dusk

Please visit responsibly

We invite you to enjoy the Refuge’s Wildlife Drive, however there are a few rules and regulations that you must follow if we are to keep our wildlife, habitats, and visitors safe.


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

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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The Stinging Possibility of Bee Extinction

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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2019 Montezuma Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey

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

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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