Montezuma Audubon Center

The Montezuma Audubon Center is a cooperative effort by Audubon New York, the NYSDEC, the FWS and the FOTMWC.
Montezuma Audubon Center

Visit the Montezuma Audubon Center website for up-to-date events and information.


The Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) is about one mile north of Savannah. The Center is sited immediately adjacent to two reclaimed marshes, open meadows, upland forest, seasonally flooded forest and a natural lake. The location makes possible education programs in a variety of habitats all within a short walk from the center building.

The MAC is Audubon New York’s first education facility in central New York, an important part of the network of Audubon Centers, and a new resource for educating residents and tourists about one of New York’s greatest wildlife resources.

Upcoming Events at the MAC

Walking in a Winter Wineryland at Buttonwood Grove Winery

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Feb. 16, Saturday, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.    Walking in a Winter Wineryland Join us at the Buttonwood Grove Winery (5986 State Route 89, Romulus, NY  14541) for this fun and delicious event! Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike along the gorge trail, award-winning wine and cheese pairings, and a live bird of prey presentation featuring Daena […]

Girl Scout Snowshoe Spectacular

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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. […]

Bird Dissection & Discussion Workshop

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  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 […]

Wine and Wings Raptor Van Tour

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 […]

Migration Mania Birding Van Tour

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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 […]

Braddock Bay Hawk Watch Trip

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 […]

Directions to the Montezuma Audubon Center

2295 Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146

Directions from Rochester (West):

Take I-490 East to Thruway I-90. Take Waterloo/ Seneca Falls exit 41. Turn Right onto NY-414/Ridge Rd. Turn Left onto NY 318. Turn Left onto NY-89. Stay straight onto Wiley Rd/ CR-374. Stay straight to go onto Hogback Rd./CR-376. Turn left onto NY-31. Turn Right onto Messner Rd/ CR-273. Turn left onto 89 North. MAC will be on the left past the town of Savannah.

Directions from Syracuse (East):

Take 690 West to I-90 West on Thruway. Take exit 40 toward Weedsport. Turn right onto 34 West. Take slight right onto 31 West. Merge onto 31/89. Continue on 89 North into Town of Savannah. Take right onto 89 North. MAC is on the left.

Directions from the South:

From Ithaca follow Route 89 North along Cayuga Lake. 89 North merges with 31 West. Continue into Savannah and take a right at the blinking light. MAC will be on the left 2 miles north of Savannah past Crusoe Creek.