Montezuma NWR

Montezuma national Wildlife Refuge was established on September 12, 1938 as a refuge and breeding grounds for migratory birds and other wildlife. The refuge provides resting, feeding, and nesting habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds. Montezuma is situated in the middle of one of the most active flight lanes in the Atlantic Flyway. The refuge is located at the north end of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. It contains 9,089 acres and is situated in Seneca, Wayne, and Cayuga counties of Rochester.


Audubon important bird area

Flagship project of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act as part of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex

A major destination along the New York State-designated Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway

Tree Swallow
Northern Shoveler
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Red-winged Blackbird female
Great Egret
Bald Eagle
Tundra Swan
Yellow Warbler

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