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Family Events at Montezuma Audubon Center

Get your family outside and learning with fun adventures this month! Each activity will provide families with the opportunity to see birds and the places they need up close. Join us for a guided hike, see live birds of prey, or watch a bird banding demonstration. Check out these, as well as our other programs for family fun this summer!
Family Guided Hike- Saturday, June 8 at 2PM
Families with little naturalists are welcome to join a Montezuma Audubon Center Educator for a family friendly guided hike! We will embark on a half mile walk where families will be exposed to the sights, smells, and sounds of nature. While we walk, we will hear stories from some fluffy friends who will help our educators teach about nature. We will also see some birds, such as the Great Blue Heron, a variety of songbird species, and maybe even a Bald Eagle! Afterwards, participants will be given a nature detectives scavenger hunt that they can complete as a family. Space is limited and registration is required.
This program is designed for families with elementary school aged children, but anyone may join us. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We will meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center (2295 State Route 89, Savannah, New York) and walk on some of our trails behind the center.
  • Fee: $7.50/ Child, $10/ Adult, $30/ Family.
Day in the Life of a Wildlife Rehabilitator with Kindred Kingdoms- Saturday, June 22 at 2PM
Have your ever wondered what happens when wildlife is sent to a rehabilitator? Are you or someone you know interested in this type of career path and want to learn more from professional rehabilitators? Do you want an opportunity to see live birds of prey? The Montezuma Audubon Center has a program for you! Join the MAC and Jean Soprano of Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to learn about what happens when wildlife falls into the hands of Jean and Len Soprano. Having been wildlife rehabilitators for over 25 years, these experts are a wealth of knowledge in bird of prey health, habitat, and conservation efforts.
Following a 1-hour presentation from Jean Soprano, we will go on a 1-mile leisure birding walk to see what birds have been hanging out at the Montezuma Audubon Center for the summer. Will we see a Great Blue Heron by our swamp? Will songbirds be chirping and flittering around our wildflower meadow? Will a Bald Eagle be soaring above searching our marshes? Binoculars and field guides will be provided for the walk.
All are welcome to this program, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. This program will take place at the Montezuma Audubon Center (2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146). Registration is required.
  •  Fee: $10/adult, $7.50/child, $30/family
Purple Martin Banding Demonstration with Andrea Patterson from Braddock Bay Observatory- Saturday, June 29 at 1PM
Join Montezuma Audubon Center educators in welcoming Andrea Patterson from Braddock Bay Observatory for a day of bird banding! Purple Martins are fascinating birds that spend their winters in South America before returning to the Northern US to breed and raise their young. At the MAC, they raise their young in our Purple Martin boxes! Andrea will give a presentation about Purple Martins, and then we will head outside to witness her band the chicks that will have recently hatched. These bands will help scientists track Purple Martin populations. Enjoy a Saturday in the summer by witnessing an amazing part of the world of bird research!  Space is limited and registration is required.
This program will take place at the Montezuma Audubon Center (2295 State Route 89, Savannah, New York). It is great for all ages and families.
  • Fee: $7.50/ Child, $10/ Adult, $30/ Family.
To make your reservation, click https://ny.audubon.org/montezuma-programs-and-events and select the event you want to attend.
Call 315-365-3588 or email [email protected] with questions.
Purple Martins. Photo: Mick Thompson.
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