The 2016/2017 Montezuma Winter Raptor Survey season will begin on November 16, less than one month away. Raptor migrations for the most part will be completed, and it will be time to learn what species have chosen to spend the winter at the Greater Montezuma Wetlands Complex.
Summer is at its peak, but the start of “fall migration” is at hand. Southbound shorebirds are already moving through our area, as other species finish raising their young in the fields, woods, and marshes, and begin dispersing.
Spring has arrived. On average 196 species are seen this [...]
Will it be a finch winter? A Snowy Owl winter? November usually provides the clues. The first wintry weather arrives, and with it the birds of the season. Ducks, swans, late shorebirds and other migrants continue to move through the area...
Durand Eastman Park, with its abundance of cone-bearing trees, orchard and other food supplies, is a prime fall and winter birding spot. Webster Park also has good stands of conifers and a good view of the lake.
A bit like May in reverse, this is the height [...]
Signs of fall migration accelerate this month. Post-breeding dispersal is [...]
View from Montezuma NWR Visitor Center - October 2016 [...]