Montezuma Wildlife Refuge to Offer Guided Bird-Viewing Walks
Guided Shorebird-Viewing Walks at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
As summer flies by, so do the shorebirds that use the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge as a stopping point during their migration. Throughout the months of August and September, certain species of those little birds you’re used to seeing along the coast will stop to rest and feed in the prime habitats created at Montezuma. Thanks to local birding experts, you are able to get a close view of these birds through the refuge’s annual Guided Shorebird Walk series. All tours will start at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (3395 U.S. Route 20 East, Seneca Falls, NY 13148) and guests will carpool/caravan to the viewing sites. Some moderately-difficult walking and significant time out in the sun will occur, so please come prepared with water and sunscreen.
Sunday, August 2: Meet at 8:00 AM. Guided by Dave Nutter of the Cayuga Bird Club
Saturday, August 15: Meet at 8:00 AM. Guided by Steve and Linda Benedict of the Eaton Birding Society
Saturday, August 29: Meet at 7:00 AM. Guided by Jessica Prockup of the John Burroughs Natural Historic Society
Saturday, September 12: Meet at 10:00 AM. Guided by Mike Tetlow of the Rochester Birding Association
There is no fee for this program. Sign up in advance by calling (315) 568-5987. For more information, contact Andrea_VanBeusichem@fws.gov.
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