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“Expected more” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
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Owner description: Established in 1938 in the scenic Finger Lakes region of New York, the refuge contains 7,068 acres for the resting, feeding and nesting habitat of waterfowl and other migratory birds.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Expected more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

What we saw was nice but did not expect the refuge to be right along side a major highway. Maybe a natural barrier can be created to enclose the preserve?

Visited June 2012
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Thomasville, Georgia
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575 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
“Beautiful Walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

My husband and I arrived too late to see very many birds...our fault! The area is very pretty and we did see some lovely birds in the Canal area. It's a lovely, peaceful place and you should take the time to visit, as early in the morning as possible. We enjoyed our visit here and the staff in the visitors center was very helpful and informative.

Visited June 2012
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Oneida, NY
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43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Photo Expedition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

I met two friends from Canada to take pictures of the wildlife. Saturday it mostly rained but we did get some pictures. On Sunday it was sunny. The volunteer staff at the center was very helpful in advising us where to look. Our primary search was for Eagles and we were successful. The Refuge is very expansive and disconnected. Besides the Federal Refuge, NY State has title to a lot of adjacent property. There was a lot of geese and Great Blue Heron. There were some waterfowl, but it was well out of our camera range. This was a great experience, and as you tour the area ask other visitors about where to find go views of the wildlife. There are many locals and repeat customers who are always willing to respond to your questions.

Visited June 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Drive through Bird Sanctuary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

Awesome place for bird watching. Amazingly so because of its close proximity to the interstate highway. We saw a huge variety of birds including an osprey stopping in mid-flight to grab a fish out of the marsh. Five blue herons, countless red winged blackbirds, water fowl. Great staff and very knowledgeable and friendly. What a gem!

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank PhillyCityDweller
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Skaneateles, New York
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nature at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

Although it's been over a year, I visit here often to get back to nature. Bring binoculars and look for fox, deer, turtles and herons. A pleasant drive .

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