Montezuma NWR and Wetlands Trip

06apr7:30 am5:00 pmMontezuma NWR and Wetlands Trip7:30 am - 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

Event Details

Join DOAS Board Director, Chris DeCesare, on Saturday, March 23rd APRIL 6 for a birding field trip to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and the adjacent Wetlands Complex to view migratory waterfowl and shorebirds on their annual journey north to their breeding grounds. The area is comprised of 50,000 acres of wetlands and upland habitat north of Cayuga Lake and is a globally significant Important Bird Area because of the number of waterfowl that stop there during migration season. Past sightings include a variety of ducks, snow geese, swans, bald eagles, herons and sandhill cranes.

Snow Geese, Photo by Rod Sutton

Participants can plan to meet at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters at 10:00am. Those wishing to carpool can meet at the Dietz Street Parking Lot, across from the YMCA in Oneonta at 7:30am.

The trip will begin at the refuge headquarters and then proceed by car to hotspots around the complex. There may be a small amount of walking on level ground; restrooms are available at the refuge headquarters. There is no charge for admission.

This is an all-day trip with an expected return to Oneonta around 5:00pm. Participants should plan on bringing a bag lunch, snacks, water, etc. For more details, contact Chris DeCesare at 607-244-5496 or


April 6, 2024 7:30 am - 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00)


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