Our field trip programs are designed to provide a quality experience without conflicting with our primary mission. Our guided programs can be tailored to a variety of age groups. Most of our school programing is done through the Canisius Ambassadors for Conservation, in partnership with Canisius College. If you cannot make arrangements with the CAC program, staff-guided and self-guided visits may be arranged through Refuge staff. There is no charge for our programs but we require at least three weeks advance notice for staff-guided programs to reserve your date. Sorry, we cannot accommodate rain dates. We require a minimum of 10 people in the target audience to reserve a staff guided program. For instance for a scout/cub group it would need to be 10 scouts/cubs excluding family members. Small groups, such as scouts, may want to consider attending our weekend nature programs, "Iroquois Observations", to meet requirements for earning badges.
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Over the years, two pairs of bald eagles have established nest sites on the refuge. Eagles start nesting behavior in January and continue until eaglets fledge in July. Eagles stay on or near the refuge for most of the year, leaving only to find open water in winter or in times of drought. When visiting Cayuga Overlook, the eagles are likely to be observed flying above.