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The Montezuma NWR is located at the north end of Cayuga Lake in New York State, and consists of more than 7,000 acres. A map of the refuge is available here.


242 bird species

Notable Species



Birds you can see here include:

Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, American Black Duck, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Virginia Rail, Sora, Common Gallinule, Black-bellied Plover, American Golden Plover, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Hudsonian Godwit, Dunlin, Short-billed Dowitcher, Long-billed Dowitcher, Common Snipe, American Woodcock, Wilson's Phalarope, Red Phalarope, Black Tern, Purple Martin, Bobolink

Other Wildlife

Site Information

There is a 3 mile one-way auto-tour that follows along the edge of the main pool at the refuge. more information

History and Use

"To Do"

Areas of Interest

  • May's Point Pool

Access and Facilities

  • There are several walking trails--the Seneca Trail is handicapped accessible
  • restrooms
  • Visitor Center
    • the visitor center and headquarters area is handicapped accessible
  • observation areas

Contact Details

  • 3395 Route 5/20 East

Seneca Falls, NY 13148 - 9778

External Links

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge