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

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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

Tales along the Trails

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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. […]

Cayuga Lake Sunset Paddle

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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 […]

Using Trail Cameras to Study Wildlife Behavior

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 […]

MAC Garden Work Day

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Montezuma Bird Watching Tour

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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 […]

Brownies Outdoor Adventure Badge

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, Sept 14, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Brownies Outdoor Adventure Badge What happens when you invite a friend to climb the tallest hill you can find, or buddy up to take a walk around your neighborhood at night? What do you see? What do you hear? There are so many amazing adventures waiting for […]

Native Americans of the Finger Lakes

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 […]

Girl Scouts:  Conservation Day

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 […]

Scouts BSA:  Conservation Day

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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?  Scouts from Bobcats to Eagle scouts are invited to the Montezuma Audubon Center for Boy Scout Conservation Day.  They will learn all about invasive species management while participating with various restoration projects throughout […]

Girl Scout Cadettes Archery Badge

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Saturday, Nov 9, 9:00 am. – 12:00am OR 12:00pm – 3:00 p.m. Girl Scout Cadettes Archery Badge Archery is an exciting sport that takes strength, focus, good form and practice. Girl Scout Cadettes are invited to Heritage Outdoor Sports (1886 Melvin Hill Rd, Phelps) to learn about archery equipment, the proper way to draw a […]

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.