There are activities for the whole family throughout the year at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge including hunting, fishing, boating, environmental education, interpretation and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more!Visitor Activities
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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Around the Refuge
Join expert birders from the Cayuga Bird Club, Eaton Birding Society and Rochester Birding Association for guided tours of the refuge. You'll be on the lookout for migrating shorebirds! Bring binoculars. Don't worry if you don't have any; our experts will share their scopes AND their knowledge freely!Guided Shorebird Walks 2016
MARSH! is part of a larger effort to restore, protect, and enhance wildlife habitat on nearly 50,000 acres in the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.
This volunteer program supports the habitat restoration efforts of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Montezuma Audubon Center and other partners at Montezuma.
MARSH Late Summer 2016
We are pleased to announce the release of our final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. This document represents years of work among Federal and State agencies, local and regional officials and communities, conservation organizations, and other partners. Visit the link below to learn more.Comprehensive Conservation Planning
Today, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge boasts six active bald eagle nests. The infamous trio's nest can be viewed from Armitage Road, located off of NY State Route 89. The trio has nested on the refuge since 1987; the two males are from a reintroduction program conducted in the late 1970s.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Sunrise over Knox Marsh - Doug Racine/USFWS.
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016