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

Northern Montezuma Birding Van Tour

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday, Nov. 23, 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 […]

Montezuma Birding Van Tour

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Montezuma Birding Van Tour Looking to get out of the house after the holiday? Join us on this late autumn day for an excursion to explore the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. We will look for ducks, geese, swans, and wintering raptors. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided, but feel free to bring […]

Montezuma Birding Van Tour

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.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 […]

Family-friendly Winter Nature Walk

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, Dec. 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Family-friendly Winter Nature Walk Join 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 for winter signs of birds and […]

Wine and Wings Birding Van Tour

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, Dec. 14, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wine and Wings Birding Van Tour The holiday season is here and so are the wintering raptors.  Join us as we head out in our van to look for elusive Short-eared Owls, hunting Northern Harriers, soaring Bald Eagles, and more.  During the tour, we will stop at […]

Christmas Bird Count

December 16

Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count 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 US, Canada and many countries in the Western Hemisphere, go out over a 24-hour period on one […]

Montezuma Birding Van Tour

December 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Thursday, Dec. 19, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 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 […]

First Day Hike at the Montezuma Audubon Center

January 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. First Day Snowshoe Hike Join us to ring in 2020 by strapping on some snowshoes and taking a leisurely 1-mile hike through snow muffled forests, across restored grasslands and around the frozen marshes to explore hearty winter birds and look for signs of active mammals. *Note- if […]

Directions to the Montezuma Audubon Center

2295 Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146
315-365-3580

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.