Nearly 450 species, including several rare and unique species, were identified by State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) professors and students, and Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps volunteers during an Onondaga Lake BioBlitz on Sept. 12 and 13, 2014.
Nearly 500 Central New Yorkers viewed spectacular images of bald eagles, common mergansers, American black ducks, and other waterfowl at Audubon New York's "Birds of Onondaga Lake" photography exhibit March 29 and 30, 2014 at the Onondaga Lake Visitors Center. Audubon New York hosted the exhibit with support from Honeywell and the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps. Onondaga Lake became an Important Bird Area in 1997 and was subsequently co-adopted by Montezuma Audubon Center, Onondaga Audubon Society, and Honeywell because of its value to waterfowl.
Audubon New York is a proud partner of the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps, an organization of community volunteers who have become environmental stewards of Onondaga Lake since being founded in the summer of 2012.