Meetings and Speakers

March Meeting 

Wetland Management for Migratory Birds at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

Linda Ziemba, MNWR Wildlife Biologist

Monday, March 11, 2024, 7:30pm

The 10,000-acre Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in the Finger Lakes Region of New York is located in what was historically called the Montezuma Marshes. The marshes were drained as a result of dam and canal construction in the early 1900s, and area wildlife virtually went the way of the water—gone. Establishing the Montezuma NWR in 1938 was the first step of many to restore the area back to its historic expanse of marshes—an area thriving with wildlife. Linda Ziemba will discuss how staff at Montezuma continue to restore historic marshes and manage wetlands for migratory birds.

About the Speaker: Linda Ziemba has been the wildlife biologist at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge since 2006. She is passionate about providing habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife and providing opportunities for people to connect with nature as land stewards. She began her career in wildlife biology as a volunteer at E.B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey in 1994 and has also worked at Izembek, Cape May, and Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuges.

Cayuga Bird Club meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, September through June, and are free and open to the public. In-person meetings start with social time at 7:00pm, the reading of the bird list at 7:20pm,  and club business at 7:30pm, followed by the speaker's presentation starting around 8:00pm and ending by 9:00pm. For the remainder of the Spring 2024 season, in-person meetings are held at Foundation of Light on Turkey Hill Road.  We will attempt to make presentations available virtually as a recording posted a few days later, on our YouTube channel @cayugabirdclub. Some meetings may shift to Zoom if warranted by circumstances.

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