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Montezuma Audubon Center

2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States

December 2017

Montezuma Christmas Bird Count

December 18, 2017
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of citizen science involvement. It is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada and many countries in the Western Hemisphere, go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day to count birds. As the Christmas Bird Count enters its 118th year, join us as we count the resident birds wintering throughout the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Novice…

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January 2018

Sweetheart Snowshoe & Bird Friendly Chocolate Tasting

January 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day weekend so bring your sweetheart, friends, neighbors, and family for an adventure to explore Montezuma’s winter wonderland. Sample delicious bird friendly chocolates and discover how these sweet treats protect important habitats where our breeding warblers spend the winter months. Fee: w/ snowshoe rental: $12/child, $15/adult. Fee: w/o snowshoe rental: $10/child, $12/adult.

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Wild Game for the Big Game

January 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Have you heard of “living off the land”, “sustainable living” or the “locavore movement”? Growing, raising, and hunting your own food is not only cost effective, it also leads to a healthier life. Join us for the 3rd annual program that will be led by Montezuma’s wildlife biologists and conservation officers. The morning session will highlight the proper way to harvest and store wild game. The afternoon session will showcase the proper cooking techniques to ensure the tastiest meals. This…

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February 2018

Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series: Bird Banding with Dr. John Van Niel

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Dr. John Van Niel, a Professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College, has been a bird bander since 1999 and he will share with participants how to safely capture and handle songbirds, the scientific reasons for placing bands on birds and what information researchers can obtain from a bird "in the hand". Don’t forget to bring your camera as this will be a great experience to see birds up close and personal! Fee: $5/child, $8/adult, $25/family. Free for…

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Home School Nature Series: Winter Duck Banding

February 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Montezuma is an Audubon Important Bird Area for thousands of wintering ducks including the American Black Duck. Homeschooled children ages 5-12 are invited to join Montezuma’s wildlife biologists to band ducks and gather data that helps scientists learn more about winter waterfowl populations, health, and distribution. Be prepared to spend this session onsite at a designated banding area so bring winter hats, gloves, scarves, jackets and snow pants! **Please note** This program is a weather dependent event. In case of…

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Sweetheart Snowshoe & Bird Friendly Chocolate Tasting

February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day weekend so bring your sweetheart, friends, neighbors, and family for an adventure to explore Montezuma’s winter wonderland. Sample delicious bird friendly chocolates and discover how these sweet treats protect important habitats where our breeding warblers spend the winter months. Fee: w/ snowshoe rental: $12/child, $15/adult. Fee: w/o snowshoe rental: $10/child, $12/adult.

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Montezuma Raptor Van Tour

February 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Raptors invade the Montezuma Wetlands Complex each winter and now is a great time to see them! Hop in the Audubon van for an excursion to our premier birding locations to encounter Short-eared Owls, Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Rough-legged Hawks and more! The tour will involve minimal walking. Binoculars and birding guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult.

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March 2018

Owl Dissection & Discussion Workshop

March 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Please join the Audubon staff for our first public owl dissection and discussion! Learn how we came to be in possession of these federally protected birds and about the management efforts that are occurring in the western U.S. If you’ve ever wanted to see an owl up close and personal, this is your chance! There will be an opportunity for each attendee to explore the internal and external anatomy of their own study owl if they wish, and to dissect…

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Hot Cocoa and Snowshoe Night Hike

March 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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A white blanket of snow covering the rolling hills, the hoots from hunting owls, and twinkling stars overhead will set the scene for this guided hike through forests and grasslands. Join us for a 1-mile hike over level terrain to explore the nighttime sights and sounds of Montezuma. Then, warm up inside the Center with some hot cocoa. Fee: w/ snowshoe rental: $7/child, $10/adult. Fee: w/o rental: $5/child, $8/adult.

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Home School Nature Series: Montezuma Van Tour

March 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Spring migration is underway and our marshes, ponds, fields and lakes are teeming with waterfowl. Homeschoolers ages 5-12 will ride in the Audubon van and tour the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Students will improve their bird identification skills while viewing massive flocks of Snow Geese, Tundra Swans and other birds during their long journey. All students must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone. Fee: $8/student.

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Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series: Glacial Geology of the Finger Lakes Region

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Join Dr. Bruce Gilman, Professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College, as he walks us through the glacial history of the Finger Lakes Region. Learn about how glacial ice is formed, how drumlins, eskers and Finger Lakes formed, and the megafauna animals that used to call NY home about 10,000 years ago. Dr. Gilman will lead a 1-mile hike around our forest and grassland to showcase the area’s glacial features. Fee: $5/child, $8/adult, $25/family. *Free for Friends of…

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Montezuma’s Bird Migration Van Tour

March 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Audubon van for an excursion to Montezuma’s birding hot spots where thousands of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, and other raptors are a possibility too! Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult.

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Cub Scouts Camp-In

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Cub Scouts of all ages are invited to a Montezuma camp-in and complete various badge requirements such as nature exploring, hiking, and bird-watching. Afterwards, Cub Scouts will have access to the Center’s grounds for other Cub Scout activities. On Sunday morning, Cub Scouts will enjoy a guided sunrise nature hike. This camp-in program is ideal for smaller packs that aren’t ready to camp outside. Pre-paid registration is required. Please pack camping meals. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent,…

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St. Patrick’s Day Wine and Wings Van Tour

March 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Wear your green and head out in the Audubon van to look for Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, and millions of migratory waterfowl! During the tour we’ll stop at Izzo’s White Barn Winery to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while tasting award winning wines and nibbling on cheese and crackers. You’ll learn how vineyards and Important Birds Areas can exist side by side. Fee: $20/adult, includes wine tastings. Must be 21+.

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Girl Scouts Camp-In

March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to a Montezuma camp-in and complete various badge requirements such as nature exploring, hiking, bird-watching. Afterwards, Girl Scouts will have access to the Center’s grounds for other Girl Scout activities. On Sunday morning, Girl Scouts will enjoy a guided sunrise nature hike. This camp-in program is ideal for smaller troops that aren’t ready to camp outside. Pre-paid registration required. Please pack camping meals. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or…

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Derby Hill Hawk Watch Trip

March 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Visit Lake Ontario for the spectacular spring raptor migration and leave the driving to us. Travel with other birders in our van to view hundreds of migrating birds of prey like hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures and more! This program is sponsored by the Onondaga Audubon Society. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Please pack a lunch and folding chair. Fee: $18/child, $25/adult.

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Boy Scout Bird Study Merit Badge

March 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Boy Scouts are invited to complete the requirements for the Bird Study Merit Badge during our fun and interactive program. As always, please be prepared to go outside, and dress appropriately for the season. Pre-requisites/pre-registration is required. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. Fee: $8/Scout.

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May 2018

Montezuma Audubon Center’s 12th Annual Wildlife Festival

May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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The Wildlife Festival is a celebration of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex as a critically Important Bird Area for millions of birds. There will be something for everyone at the Montezuma Audubon Center’s 12th Annual Wildlife Festival! KrittrKris & Feathered Friends, Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and Wildlife Rockstars will deliver animal programs throughout the day featuring owls, hawks, falcons, mammals, and reptiles. Festival goers can get up close to these amazing animals, learn about their wild characteristics, and take a…

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June 2018

Campfire Stories, S’mores & Stroll

June 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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June 29, Friday, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Campfire Stories, S’mores & Stroll Join us for a short walk through the forest and grassland to look and listen for evidence of night-time critters who call Montezuma home! Maybe we’ll see fireflies dancing, hear owls hooting, and frogs croaking and hopping! After the walk, we’ll cozy up to the campfire and make s’mores while listening to campfire stories. This is family friendly and all ages are welcome! Bring bug spray, a…

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July 2018

Birding and Boating: Cayuga Lake

July 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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July 6, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Birding and Boating on Cayuga Lake What better way to enjoy a summer sunset than a relaxing, sunset canoe/kayak paddle to explore the birds, other wildlife and their habitats at the north end of Cayuga Lake! This is a great opportunity to see Bald Eagles and Osprey that are nesting in the area. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a boat from us. Fee: $10/child without rental, $15/adult without rental, $25/solo kayak…

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Montezuma Heritage Park Birding Walk

July 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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 July 14, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Montezuma Heritage Park Birding Walk If you’re interested in Erie Canal history, and the birds that call the Montezuma Wetlands Complex their home, this is the program for you! Join a local historian and Audubon staff for a leisurely walk to explore the Erie Canal history and listen and look for newly fledged birds, enjoy the wildflowers, and learn about the important cultural and economic impact the canal system had on upstate…

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August 2018

Birding and Boating: Seneca River

August 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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August 3, Friday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Birding and Boating: Seneca River What better way to enjoy a summer sunset than a relaxing, sunset canoe/kayak paddle to explore the birds, other wildlife and their habitats near the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge! We will launch boats into the Seneca River to see a variety of songbirds, shorebirds, and raptors like Bald Eagles and Osprey! Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a boat from us. Fee: $10/child without rental, $15/adult without…

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Montezuma Moth Night

August 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Friday, August 10, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. *RAINDATE 08/11/2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Montezuma Moth Night Join us as we welcome Dr. Meena Madhav Haribal, a semi-retired Chemical Ecologist from Cornell University, for our first ever “Moth Night” at the Montezuma Audubon Center! Dr. Haribal studies the behaviors and interactions between different organisms based on their chemistry. She will begin by leading an informative indoor presentation about the unique characteristics of moths, then, Dr. Haribal will set up…

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Paint and Taste: Birds and Rootbeer!

August 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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August 11, Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Paint and Taste: Birds and Rootbeer! Be a part of our first “Paint and Taste” class! Learn how to paint a native bird species (Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Bluebird, or Northern Cardinal), and sample some local, non-alcoholic beverages as well! All materials are provided, just arrive and enjoy and afternoon of artistry and refreshments. Ages 10 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian. Pre-paid reservations are required! Fee: $30/person.

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Montezuma Audubon Birding Van Tour

August 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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August 16, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Montezuma Birding Van Tour The summer is full of young birds learning about life outside their nests. Join us as we look for raptors, waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds and observe how dedicated parents prepare their young for the fall migration. We will explore Montezuma’s birding hotspots where dozens of species can be seen and heard! Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Pre-paid reservations are required! Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family.

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Bats of Montezuma

August 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Jim Eckler, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Wildlife Biologist, will lead an informative presentation about these fascinating flying mammals. Once dusk falls, we’ll use special equipment outside to hear bats using echolocation to find their prey! Join us! Friday, August 24th, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 315.365.3588 FEE: $5/child, $10/adult, $20/family and FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex!          

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Cayuga Lake Sunset Paddle

August 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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August 31, Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cayuga Lake Sunset Paddle What better way to enjoy the end of the summer than a relaxing, sunset canoe/kayak paddle to explore the birds, other wildlife and their habitats at the north end of Cayuga Lake! This is a great opportunity to see migratory songbirds, marsh birds and raptors like Bald Eagles and Osprey. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a boat from us. Fee: $10/child without rental, $15/adult without rental, $25/solo…

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September 2018

Montezuma’s Bird Migration Van Tour

September 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$15

Sept. 8, Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Montezuma’s Bird Migration Van Tour  The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of birds that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Audubon van for an excursion to Montezuma’s birding hot spots where a variety of waterfowl, songbirds, raptors and shorebirds can be seen. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides are provided. Fee: $8/child;…

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Junior Home School Nature Series: Duck Banding (Ages 5-10)

September 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Sept. 11, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Junior Home School Nature Series: Duck Banding (Ages 5-10) The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is an important stopover site for millions of breeding and migratory waterfowl. Join a NYSDEC Wildlife Biologist to place bands on ducks that will help scientists gather data about waterfowl populations, health, and distribution. Be prepared to get up close to our fine feathered friends. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required. Fee: $8/student.

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Home School Nature Series: Bald Eagle Hacking Program (Ages 11-15)

September 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Sept. 12, Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Home School Nature Series: Bald Eagle Hacking Program (Ages 11-15) Only 40 years ago, the Bald Eagle was in danger of extinction with only one nesting pair left in New York.  The Montezuma Wetlands Complex was the site of the original hacking program that successfully brought back our national bird.  Participants will visit the hacking tower to hear the conservation success story of the Bald Eagle and learn about how scientists and…

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Montezuma Bird Watching Tour

September 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$15

Sept. 13, Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Montezuma Bird Watching Van Tour The summer is coming to a close but the autumn bird migration is well underway.  Join us as we look for raptors, waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds and observe how they are preparing for their long and impressive journey. We will explore Montezuma’s birding hotspots where dozens of species can be seen and heard! Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family.…

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Sunset Bird Watching Walk

September 19, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Sept. 19, Wednesday 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunset Bird Watching Walk The peak of the bird migration is upon us. Join us for a casual, 1-mile stroll through our forests, grasslands and wetlands to see dozens of waterfowl, shorebird, raptor and songbird species as they prepare for nightfall. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $5/child, $7/adult, $20/family, FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.

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October 2018

Migration Mania Van Tour

October 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Oct. 4, Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Migration Mania Van Tour The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us. Join us for a birding van tour to see dozens of ducks, geese and swans as they settle into Montezuma’s marshes to feed and rest. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

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

October 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Oct.  5, Friday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Junior Home School Nature Series: Wildlife Camouflage (Ages 5-10) All creatures great and small use their color, patterns and shape to survive in the wild. Some animals are brightly colored, others are dull. Some are spotted and some are striped. How do these adaptations help them hide from predators and find their prey? Learn about camouflage through fun games and activities while searching for wildlife in the forest, grassland and wetland. PRE-REGISTRTATION…

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Home School Nature Series: MOTUS Wildlife Tracking System (Ages 11-15)

October 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$8.00

Oct. 10, Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Home School Nature Series: MOTUS Wildlife Tracking System (Ages 11-15) Tracking the movement of animals is a challenge for wildlife biologists.  Using the latest technology, Montezuma Wetlands Complex scientists are monitoring and tracking migratory birds.  Students will learn how this radio telemetry system works and how the data guides our conservation work. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required. Fee: $8/student.

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Happy Owl-ween!

October 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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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 night sights and sounds. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $25/family.

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November 2018

Boy Scout Merit Badge: Geology

November 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Nov. 3, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Boy Scout Merit Badge: Geology Boy Scouts are invited to the MAC to complete the requirements for the Geology Merit Badge, through our fun and interactive afternoon program with regional geologist, Fred Hayes. Pre-requisites/pre-registration is required. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. Fee: $8/scout

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

November 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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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 survive. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required. Fee: $8/student.

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Photography Class & Tour led by Zaphir Shamma.

November 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$50

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 class begins with a presentation with overviews of birding throughout the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and the fundamentals of photography.  Later, join us as we travel…

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Northern Montezuma Birding Van Tour

November 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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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 to look for ducks, geese, swans, and wintering raptors. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS…

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December 2018

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

December 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$8

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 are required. Fee: $8/class

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Junior Home School Nature Series: Fish Adaptations

December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$8

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 go to catch the big one. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required. Fee: $8/student.

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Montezuma Birding Van Tour

December 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Dec. 19, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Montezuma Birding Van Tour Waterfowl have left their breeding grounds and are ready for the long, cold winter. Join us for a birding van tour to see dozens of ducks, geese and swans as they rest, feed, and socialize in Montezuma’s marshes. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

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Hot cocoa and Snowshoe Hike

December 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Jan. 5, Saturday, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Hot Cocoa and Snowshoe Hike What’s a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than taking a leisurely hike through snow muffled forests, across restored grasslands and out to the usually inaccessible Crusoe Lake? We’ll watch for  winter birds and signs of active mammals. After the hike, we’ll warm up with a cup of hot cocoa. Fee: w/ snowshoe rental: $7/child, $10/adult. Fee: w/o rental: $5/child, $8/adult. Programs will proceed with or…

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January 2019

First Day of the Year Hike

January 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Jan. 1, Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. First Day Snowshoe Hike Join us to ring in 2019 by strapping on some snowshoes and taking a leisurely 1-mile hike through snow muffled forests, across restored grasslands and out to the usually inaccessible Crusoe Lake to explore hearty winter birds and signs of active mammals. After the hike, we’ll warm up with a cup of hot cocoa. Fee: FREE! Space is limited and registration is required for all programs. Programs will proceed…

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Cayuga Lake Birding Van Tour

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Jan. 24, Thursday, 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cayuga Lake Birding Van Tour Cayuga Lake is an Audubon designated Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during the winter and migration seasons. Hop in our van for an excursion to the northern part of the lake where up to 30 species of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald eagles and other raptors are a possibility too. Binoculars and bird guides will…

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Owl Prowl

January 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Jan. 26, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Owl Prowl Get up close to live owls during an indoor presentation by KrittrKris to find out what special adaptations these birds have that allow them to survive the winter season and be successful hunters of the night. Then, join our staff for a short walk to search for the endangered Short-eared Owls and other birds of prey. It will be a real hoot! Fee: $6/child, $8/adult, $25/family. Space is limited and…

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February 2019

Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series:  Bird Banding with Dr. John Van Niel

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Feb. 2, Saturday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series:  Bird Banding with Dr. John Van Niel Dr. John Van Niel, a Professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College, has been a bird bander since 1999. Participants will learn how to safely capture and handle songbirds, the scientific reasons for placing bands on birds, and what information researchers can obtain from a bird "in the hand". Bring your camera as this will be a great…

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Paint and Taste

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Feb. 2, Saturday 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Paint and Taste Be a part of our first “Paint and Taste” class and learn how to paint native bird species and sample some local, non-alcoholic beverages as well. Local artist Tina Yanotti will lead the class, from the Art Farm in Geneva, NY. All materials are provided, just arrive and enjoy an afternoon of artistry and refreshments. Ages 10 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian. Fee: $30/person. PRE-PAID…

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Winter Raptor Birding Van Tour

February 14 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Feb. 14, Thursday, 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Winter Raptor Birding Van Tour The Finger Lakes Region is home to many migratory raptors, including Short-eared Owls, Snowy Owls, Rough-legged Hawks, and Norther Harriers. Join us for a trip around the Finger Lakes Regional Airport and nearby grasslands to search for these visitors from the Great White North. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required for all programs. Programs will proceed with or without…

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Girl Scout Snowshoe Spectacular

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Feb. 23, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Girl Scout Snowshoe Spectacular Girl Scouts of all ages are welcome to snowshoe through Montezuma’s forests and grasslands to read the stories left in the snow by our resident foxes, coyotes, rabbits and birds. Scouts will also discover where reptiles and amphibians are hiding this winter season. After snowshoeing, we’ll warm up with a delicious cup of hot cocoa. Fee: $10/Scout w/snowshoe rental, $7/Scout w/out rental. $5/rental for accompanying adults. Space is…

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March 2019

Bird Dissection & Discussion Workshop

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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  Mar. 2, Saturday, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Bird Dissection & Discussion Workshop Join us for a bird dissection and discussion to learn about the interesting differences and similarities between various species. If you have ever wanted to examine birds up close and personal, this is your chance. There will be opportunity for attendees to explore the internal and external anatomy of their own study bird if they wish, and to dissect the bird. All children must be accompanied…

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Wine and Wings Raptor Van Tour

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Mar. 7, Thursday, 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Winter Raptor Birding Van Tour The Finger Lakes Region is home to many migratory raptors, including Short-eared Owls, Snowy Owls, Rough-legged Hawks, and Norther Harriers. Join us for a trip around the Finger Lakes Regional Airport and nearby grasslands to search for these visitors from the Great White North. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required for all programs. Programs will proceed with or without…

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Migration Mania Birding Van Tour

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Mar. 21, Thursday, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Migration Mania Birding Van Tour The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that stop here during the migration seasons. Enjoy a leisurely ride in our van to explore Montezuma’s birding hot spots where thousands of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, and other raptors are a possibility too. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided.…

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Braddock Bay Hawk Watch Trip

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Mar. 30, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Braddock Bay Hawk Watch Trip Braddock Bay is a bird migration hot spot located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario just west of Rochester, New York and early spring is the perfect time to look to the skies for many species of raptors migrating through the area. Join us for a day-long van trip to Braddock Bay Raptor Research (BBRR) for the chance to see hundreds (thousands if the conditions are…

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April 2019

Spring Migration Van Tour

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Friday, April 5th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Spring Migration Van Tour The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of ducks, geese and swans that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Audubon van for an excursion to Montezuma’s birding hot spots where a variety of waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds, and breeding Osprey and Bald Eagles can be seen. Binoculars and field guides will…

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Girl Scout Junior Flower Badge

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Saturday, April 6th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Girl Scout Junior Flower Badge Spring is here and Montezuma is in full bloom. Junior Scouts are invited to complete the requirements for the Flower Badge with our fun and hands-on program while exploring woodland wildflowers. Troops and individual Scouts are welcome. Each scout must have a leader, chaperone, or parent in attendance. Fee: $7/Scout. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space is limited for all programs and registration is required. Please e-mail: montezuma@audubon.org or…

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Montezuma Sunset Hike

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$8

Friday, April 12th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                                                                   Montezuma Sunset Hike Join us for a walk around the Montezuma Audubon Center’s marshes to explore our wildlife as they prepare for their nighttime activities. We will search for amphibians like spring peepers, wood frogs, and spotted salamanders, American Woodcock will be peenting in the dusk light and soaring high during their breeding displays. Wear shoes/boots that can wet. The walk will be easy to moderate with flat trails but with some uneven…

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Spring Break Day of Play!

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$25

Wednesday, April 17th, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spring Break Day of Play It’s springtime and time to explore. Children ages 6-10 are welcome to join us for outdoor and indoor activities including pond exploration, crafts, games, and more. Pack boots, a lunch, snack, and water bottle. Fee: $25/child, $40/two children; PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space is limited for all programs and registration is required. Please e-mail: montezuma@audubon.org or call 315-365-3588 to reserve your spot.

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Montezuma’s Bird Migration Van Tour

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$15

Saturday, April 20th, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Montezuma’s Bird Migration Van Tour    The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of ducks, geese and swans that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Audubon van for an excursion to Montezuma’s birding hot spots where a variety of waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds, and breeding Osprey and Bald Eagles can be seen. Binoculars and field…

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Cornell Lab of Ornithology Van Tour

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$25

Friday, April 26th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cornell Lab of Ornithology Van Tour Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the closed doors at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology? Wonder no more. Join us in our van as we travel to Ithaca to meet an Audubon NY scientist for a guided birdwatching walk to explore the warblers, vireos and other Neotropical migrants. Afterwards, we will meet with a Research Analyst in the Bioacoustics Research Department for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Lab. Please pack a lunch. Fee:  $18/child,…

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FREE Project WILD and Project Flying WILD Educators Training

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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May 2019

Montezuma Birdwatching Tour

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$15

Wednesday, May 8th, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Montezuma Birdwatching Tour    The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is teeming with migratory songbirds, marsh birds, and other wildlife this time of year. Join us for an evening van tour through the Montezuma's marshes, forests and grasslands to explore the abundant wildlife as they prepare for their nocturnal activities. Bring your camera to capture images of the beautiful habitats and wildlife. Binoculars and field guides provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space is limited…

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Warblers and Wine Van Tour

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$20

Saturday, May 11th, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m.  Warblers and Wine Van Tour    Join us for a trip to Thorpe Vineyard, located along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Wolcott, NY. During the tour, guests will sample award-winning wines at the winery and then explore nearby Chimney Bluffs State Park to search for Cerulean Warblers and nearly two dozen other warbler species. Short distance, easy to moderate hiking will be part of the program. Must be 21+ to participate. Fee: $20/adult…

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Scouts BSA Merit Badge: Amphibians and Reptiles

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Saturday, May 11th, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Scouts BSA Merit Badge: Amphibians & Reptiles Scouts are invited to complete the requirements for the Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge during a fun and interactive program. As always, please be prepared to go outside, and dress appropriately for the weather. Pre-requisites/pre-registration is required.  All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone.  Fee: $8/Scout. PRE- REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited for all programs and registration is required. Please e-mail:…

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Montezuma Wildlife Tour   

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$15

Wednesday, May 22nd, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is teeming with migratory songbirds, marsh birds, and other wildlife this time of year. Join us for a van tour around Montezuma’s marshes, forests and grasslands to explore the abundant wildlife. Everything from snapping turtles, to Bald Eagles, to muskrats can be seen. Bring your camera to capture images of the beautiful habitats and wildlife. Binoculars and field guides provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space…

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Howland’s Island Van Tour

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$15

Wednesday, May 22nd, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Montezuma Wildlife Tour    The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is teeming with migratory songbirds, marsh birds, and other wildlife this time of year. Join us for a van tour around Montezuma’s marshes, forests and grasslands to explore the abundant wildlife. Everything from snapping turtles, to Bald Eagles, to muskrats can be seen. Bring your camera to capture images of the beautiful habitats and wildlife. Binoculars and field guides provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult. PRE-PAID…

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June 2019

Howland’s Island Paddle Tour

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Saturday, June 1st, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Howland’s Island Paddle Tour Calling all paddlers- first timers to those with experience. Join us for our first paddle of the season, exploring the edge of Howland’s Island which is rich with birds, other wildlife and history. We will look and listen for breeding warblers, like the Prothonotary and the Cerulean. The route is up to 3 miles, round trip, and is on calm, flat water. Tandem canoes, solo kayaks, paddles, and…

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Northern Montezuma Birding Tour

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$15

Wednesday, June 5th, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Northern Montezuma Birding Tour Leave the driving to us as we explore the Northern part of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. We will take the Audubon van to several locations looking and listening for nesting birds including marsh birds and songbirds. Nearly two dozen Warbler species could be present, as well as Sandhill Cranes, Bald Eagles, Osprey, and more. We will also highlight the 10,000-year cultural and natural history of this unique area.…

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Huckleberry Swamp Hike

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$15

Saturday, June 8th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 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 boardwalk through the swamp and explore the birds and other wildlife that live there. Binoculars and field guides will be provided, and don’t forget your camera. Space is limited in our van or you can meet us at the swamp. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult,…

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Montezuma Birdwatching Tour

June 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$15

Thursday, June 13th, 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Montezuma Birdwatching Tour    The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is teeming with eagles, osprey, herons, and songbirds. Join us for a van tour through Montezuma's m arshes, forests and grasslands to explore the abundant wildlife as they go about their daily activities. Bring your camera to capture images of the beautiful habitats and wildlife. Binoculars and field guides provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space is limited for all programs and registration is…

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Sunset Birding Tour

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$15

Saturday, June 15th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunset Birding Tour Summer is almost here, and the days are getting longer. Join us for a dusk van tour of Montezuma’s birding hot spots where dozens of species can be seen and heard! Waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds, and raptors are all likely possibilities to be spotted. Pre-paid reservations are required! Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Fee: $15/child, $25/adult, includes beer tasting fee. Space is limited for all programs and registration is…

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Summer Solstice Celebration Paddle

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Saturday, June 22nd, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Summer Solstice Celebration Paddle Celebrate with us on the first day of summer as we paddle near the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and enjoy the nesting birds, basking turtles, soaring eagles, and singing frogs. Tandem canoes, solo kayaks, paddles, and PFDs can be rented or you can bring your own. Fee: $10/child without rental, $15/adult without rental, $25/solo kayak rental, $40/canoe rental (maximum 2 adults plus 1 child). PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space is…

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Montezuma Birdwatching Tour

June 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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$15

Thursday, June 27th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Montezuma Birdwatching Tour    The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is teeming with breeding songbirds, marsh birds, and other wildlife this time of year. Join us for a van tour through Montezuma's marshes, forests and grasslands to explore the abundant wildlife as they go about their morning activities. Bring your camera to capture images of the beautiful habitats and wildlife. Binoculars and field guides provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.  Space is limited for…

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Crusoe Creek Paddle

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Saturday, June 29th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   Crusoe Creek Paddle    Join us for a paddle along Crusoe Creek while we look and listen for secretive wetland birds like herons and American Bittern, and maybe catch a glimpse of a beaver or river otter. This paddle is under a mile long, and on flat, calm waters and is perfect for a first time paddler. Tandem canoes, solo kayaks, paddles, and PFDs are available to rent or you can bring your own.…

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July 2019

Empire State Native Pollinator Workshop

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Saturday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Empire State Native Pollinator Workshop Join scientists from the New York Natural Heritage Program for a volunteer training on how to survey for a variety of at-risk pollinator species. The goal of the survey is to determine the conservation status of a wide array of native insect pollinators in non-agricultural habitats. We will target native bees, flies, beetles, and butterfly/moth species. Please bring a lunch, and be prepared to go outside. Fee:…

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August 2019

Montezuma’s Bird Migration Van Tour 

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Thurs., Sept. 5, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Montezuma’s Bird Migration Van Tour    The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of birds that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Audubon van for an excursion to Montezuma’s birding hot spots where a variety of waterfowl, songbirds, raptors and shorebirds can be seen. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides are provided. Fee:…

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Happy Owl-ween

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Sat. October 19, 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 night sights and sounds. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $25/family. Space is limited!   Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org to make a reservation. Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy: If…

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Montezuma Moth Night

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Fri., August 9, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Montezuma Moth Night Join us as we welcome Dr. Meena Madhav Haribal, semi-retired Chemical Ecologist from Cornell University who studies the behaviors and interactions between different organisms based on their chemistry. Dr. Haribal will lead an informative indoor presentation about the unique characteristics of moths and set up equipment outside to attract Montezuma’s moths so you can see them up close. This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome. Bug…

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Montezuma Sunset Birding Tour

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Weds., August 14, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Montezuma Sunset Birding Tour The autumn bird migration has begun and Montezuma is a unique ecosystem where millions of migratory birds can be seen. Join us in our van to explore several birding hotspots where shorebirds, marsh birds, songbirds and raptors rest during their long and impressive journey. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 315-365-3588 or…

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Tales along the Trails

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Fri., August 23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tales along the Trails Join us for a family-friendly, 1-mile walk through forests and grasslands to explore Montezuma’s birds, toads, turtles, and frogs. At the conclusion of the walk, we will cozy up to a campfire for s’mores and stories about the history of the Montezuma area. Flashlights, bug spray, and cameras are recommended. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $20/family. FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Space is…

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Cayuga Lake Sunset Paddle

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Fri., August 30, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Cayuga Lake Sunset Paddle What better way to enjoy the end of the summer than a relaxing paddle to explore the birds, other wildlife and their habitats at the north end of Cayuga Lake. This is a great opportunity to see migratory songbirds, marsh birds and raptors like Bald Eagles and Osprey. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a boat from us. Fee: $10/child without rental, $15/adult without rental, $25/solo kayak rental,…

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September 2019

Using Trail Cameras to Study Wildlife Behavior

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Fri., Sept. 13, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Camera Trapping Guide: Tracks, Sign, and Behavior of Eastern Wildlife Janet Pesaturo for a presentation on camera trapping. Janet is a conservation biologist, certified tracker and writer who travels around the country tracking and camera trapping everything from mouse to moose. In 2018, her first book was published: Camera Trapping Guide: Tracks, Sign and Behavior of Eastern Wildlife. This one-hour talk followed by book sale and signing ($20 cash only), will introduce…

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Montezuma Bird Watching Tour

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Sat., Sept. 14, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Montezuma Bird Watching Tour The summer is coming to a close and the autumn bird migration is well underway.  Join us as we search for raptors, waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds and observe how the are preparing for their long and impressive journey. We will explore Montezuma’s birding hotspots where dozens of species can be seen and heard. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS…

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Sunset Bird Watching Walk

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Wednesday, Sept. 18, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunset Bird Watching Walk The peak of the bird migration is upon us. Join us for a casual, 1-mile stroll through the forests, grasslands and wetlands to see dozens of waterfowl, shorebird, raptor and songbird species as they prepare for nightfall. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $25/family, FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 315-365-3588 or e-mail…

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Native Americans of the Finger Lakes

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Sat., Sept. 21, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Native Americans of the Finger Lakes Archeological enthusiast Christopher M. Cramer will present an overview of the ancient Native American civilization of the Finger Lakes Region, focusing on the stone artifacts left behind. Regionally collected examples of stone tools will be on display, some dating back 10,000 years and more. Attendees will participate in a hands-on activity identifying the various types of artifacts, as well as distinguishing authentic artifacts and modern reproductions.…

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Migration Mania Van Tour

September 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Thursday, Sept. 26, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Migration Mania Van Tour The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us. Join us for a birding van tour to see dozens of ducks, geese and swans as they settle into Montezuma’s marshes to feed and rest. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space is limited. Registration required.  Call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy: If the MAC cancels an event, we will…

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5th Annual Savannah Arts Festival at the Montezuma Audubon Center

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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The festival is a result of a collaboration between the Savannah Chamber of Commerce, the Montezuma Audubon Center, and the SOAR project. The SOAR project is a group of Clyde, Savannah and Galen residents working together to create positive change in their communities. SOAR is a grant administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County, with funding from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation.

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October 2019

Migration Mania Van Tour

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Thursday, Oct. 3, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Migration Mania Van Tour The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us. Join us for a birding van tour to see dozens of ducks, geese and swans as they settle into Montezuma’s marshes to feed and rest. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy: If the MAC cancels an event, we will…

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Migration Mania Van Tour

October 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Thursday, Oct. 9, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Migration Mania Van Tour The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us. Join us for a birding van tour to see dozens of ducks, geese and swans as they settle into Montezuma’s marshes to feed and rest. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy: If the MAC cancels an event, we will…

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Happy Owl-ween

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Saturday, Oct. 19, 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 night sights and sounds. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $25/family. Space is limited. Registration required.  Call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy:  If the MAC cancels an…

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Montezuma Birding Van Tour

October 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Montezuma Birding Van Tour The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us. Join us for a birding van tour around the Montezuma Wetlands Complex to learn how to identify dozens of duck, goose and swan species based on their calls and plumage. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space is limited. Registration required.  Call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy: If the MAC…

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Girl Scouts:  Conservation Day

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Oct 26, Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Girl Scouts:  Conservation Day Girl Scouts from Daisies to Ambassadors are invited to the Montezuma Audubon Center for Girl Scout Conservation Day with participation with various restoration projects throughout the Center grounds.  Each scout must have a leader, chaperone, or parent in attendance. Fee:  $5/Scout Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org to make a reservation. Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy: If the MAC cancels a program, we will initiate a…

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Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series: Glacial Geology of the Finger Lakes

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Saturday, Oct. 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series: Glacial Geology of the Finger Lakes Join Dr. Bruce Gilman, retired Professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College, as he walks us through the glacial history of the Finger Lakes region. Learn about how glacial ice is formed, how the landscape features (like the Finger Lakes) were formed, and about the megafauna animals that used to call NY home about 10,000 years ago. Fee: $5/child,…

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Migration Mania Van Tour

October 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Thursday, Oct. 31, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Migration Mania Van Tour The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us. Join us for a birding van tour to see dozens of ducks, geese and swans as they settle into Montezuma’s marshes to feed and rest. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space is limited. Registration required.  Call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy: If the MAC cancels an event, we will…

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November 2019

Scouts BSA: Conservation Day

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Saturday, Nov. 2, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Scouts BSA:  Conservation Day What are invasive species and why do they need to be removed?  All ages of Scouts are invited to learn about invasive species management while participating in various habitat restoration projects throughout the forests and grasslands. Each Scout must have a leader, chaperone, or parent in attendance. Fee: $5/Scout. Space is limited. Registration required.  Call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy: If the MAC cancels an event, we will initiate…

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Guided Nature Walk

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Saturday, Nov. 2, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Guided Nature WalkJoin us for a guided, easy to moderate 1-mile stroll through the forest and grasslands and around the wetlands. Along the way, you will learn about how the Montezuma Wetlands Complex was formed and we will look and listen for signs of birds and other wildlife. Binoculars will be provided, but feel free to bring your own and a FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Space is limited. Registration…

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Cayuga Lake Wine and Wings Tour

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Saturday, Nov. 9, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cayuga Lake Wine and Wings Tour  Cayuga Lake is an Audubon Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during migration seasons.  Hop in our van for an excursion to the north end of the lake where up to 30 species of ducks, geese and swans can be seen.  During the tour, we will stop at Apple Station Winery for wine tastings and learn how agriculture…

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Montezuma Birding Van Tour

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Montezuma Birding Van Tour The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us. Join us for a birding van tour around the Montezuma Wetlands Complex to learn how to identify dozens of duck, goose and swan species based on their calls and plumage. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space is limited. Registration required.  Call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy: If the MAC…

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Scouts BSA Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146 United States
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Saturday, Nov. 16, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Scouts BSA Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge Please be prepared to go outside and dress appropriately for the weather. Pre-requisites/pre-registration is required.  All Scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone.  Fee: $10/Scout. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Space is limited. Registration required.  Call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy: If the MAC cancels an event, we will initiate a full reimbursement. If you need to cancel registration for an event, you…

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