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

Girl Scouts Snow Adventure Badge

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 1, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Girl Scouts of all ages are welcome to snowshoe while completing some of the requirements for the Girl Scout Snow Adventure Badge series.  Scouts will learn how to prepare for snow adventures, plan for the level of difficultly, and play winter games. All scouts must be accompanied […]

Bird Friendly Chocolate Tasting & Snowshoe

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 1, 1:00 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m. 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 are created while protecting important habitats where warblers and other neotropical migrants spend the winter months. If there is no snow, […]

Winter Raptors Birding Tour

February 8 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Finger Lakes Region hosts many migratory raptors, including (but not limited to) Short-eared Owls, Bald Eagles, Snowy Owls, Rough-legged Hawks, and Norther Harriers. Join us on a trip to the Finger Lakes Regional Airport and nearby fields to search for migratory and resident raptors. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult, […]

Walking in a Winter Wineryland at Buttonwood Grove Winery

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  Saturday, Feb. 15, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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 food pairings, and a live bird of prey presentation featuring Daena Ford from Braddock Bay […]

Scouts BSA Merit Badge: Plant Science

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scouts are invited to complete the requirements for the Plant Science Merit Badge during a fun and interactive program. Scouts will need to complete a few requirements prior to the program. As always, please be prepared to go outside. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Fee: $8/scout. Space […]

Winter Kids Day of Play

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Children, ages 6-12, are welcome to spend the day the Montezuma Audubon Center. The fun and interactive activities will include playing outside (snowshoeing if there is enough snow), crafts, and games. Pack a lunch, shoes for indoors and your snow clothes/boots. Fee: $25/child, $40/two children. Pre-paid reservations required. Space is limited and registration is […]

Owl Prowl

February 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Get up close to live owls during an indoor presentation by KrittrKris and Feathered Friends and find out what special adaptations these birds have that allow them to survive the winter months. Then, join Audubon staff for a stroll through Montezuma’s grasslands to search for the endangered Short-eared Owls. It will be a real hoot! […]

Inaugural Finger Lakes Birding Festival

March 26 - March 29

March 26-29, 2020 The Finger Lakes Region is a critically important stopover for millions of waterfowl and birds of prey as they migrate north to their breeding grounds. The Montezuma Audubon Center, Braddock Bay Raptor Research, Sterling Nature Center and Onondaga Audubon will lead a variety of birding tours, lectures, and workshops during this four-day […]

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.