Protecting Forest Habitat & Wildlife

Working together for birds, nature, and people of Connecticut & the Atlantic Flyway

Photo: Jonathan Doster

Center Closed, Trails Remain Open

The health of our visitors, supporters, and staff is of utmost importance to the Sharon Audubon Center. In an effort to help protect our community from COVID-19, we are following recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as state and local governments and the center building is closed until further notice.

Our trails are open with appropriate measures to protect the health of our visitors. If you plan to visit, you are welcome to explore outside, but we will not have restrooms or accommodations available.

We are continuing to fulfill our mission of connecting people to nature through online engagement. For the latest information on events and offerings, please visit our events web page and Facebook page.

Contributions to help support the center during your visit may be made online via this link or in a donation box outside the center building at the start of the trails. Thank you for your support and shared dedication to nature!

Welcome

As part of Audubon Connecticut a state office of the National Audubon Society and the Atlantic Flyway, Sharon Audubon Center's mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We steward four nature sanctuaries and more than 2,100 primarily wooded acres in Northwestern Connecticut. We serve our community as an engaging nature education center, Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic, and the hub for Audubon’s Forests conservation work in Connecticut.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy trails, live animal exhibits, nature programs, and conservation-themed events throughout the year. Come learn and explore with us!

Experience Nature with Audubon

Bird Seed Sale
Birds & Wildlife

Bird Seed Sale

Get your seed for the season—Order by October 16th and Pickup on November 14th

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Meet the Skulls
Events

Meet the Skulls

Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern

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Explore the Pumpkin Trail
Things To Do

Explore the Pumpkin Trail

Get ready for a pump-tastic good time, October 24 - November 8 from sunrise to sunset (open until 8:30 p.m. on opening night). Walk our grounds and vote for your favorite pumpkins. Plus, submit your own pumpkin entries, October 21 - 23. Join the fun!

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Choose Your Own Audubon Adventure
Programs

Choose Your Own Audubon Adventure

Discover nature through personalized guided outings with Sharon Audubon Center

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Trails
Visit

Take a Hike

Explore and observe nature with a relaxing walk on our trails—open daily from sunrise to sunset with a suggested donation

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Online Learning—From Wherever You Are

Ask the Naturalist
Learn & Explore

Ask the Naturalist

Want to learn more about nature? View our interactive video discussions, led by Audubon staff who explore topics and questions about nature and wildlife in Connecticut. (Check our events calendar page for the upcoming live session schedule at sharon.audubon.org/events)

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Nature Tidbits
Learn & Explore

Nature Tidbits

Enjoy education video clips, created for kids by kids. Discover the exciting world of nature and wildlife in the greater northwestern Connecticut region! (New recordings posted weekly on our Facebook page)

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Topics in Rehab
Learn & Explore

Topics in Rehab

Watch interactive video discussions, led by Audubon staff, about our wildlife rehabilitation work and common issues people face when coming across injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife. (Check our events calendar page for the upcoming live session schedule at sharon.audubon.org/events)

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News & Information

Birds in Crisis: What Can I Do?
Conservation

Birds in Crisis: What Can I Do?

The exhibit is NOW OPEN at the Academy Building in Salisbury until the end of September 2020. Exhibit Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon. Only 5 people with masks are permitted at one time.

Audubon Kids' Day
Things To Do

Audubon Kids' Day

Our 2020 celebration has been canceled due to the Covid-19 health risk. We hope to continue the festivities again in 2021. Stay safe and enjoy the beauty of the season!

Great American Outdoors Act Will Benefit Birds, People, and Parks Across Connecticut
News

Great American Outdoors Act Will Benefit Birds, People, and Parks Across Connecticut

Now signed by the President, the Great American Outdoors Act is officially law.

Show Your Colors
Learn & Explore

Show Your Colors

Celebrate diversity by choosing, coloring, and sharing these fun coloring pages

A Moment of Reflection…and Determination
News

A Moment of Reflection…and Determination

Audubon CEO David Yarnold shares the message he sent to all Audubon staff after a weekend of turmoil and heartbreak in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of the police.

‘Black Birders Week’ Promotes Diversity and Takes on Racism in the Outdoors
News

‘Black Birders Week’ Promotes Diversity and Takes on Racism in the Outdoors

Sparked by a racist incident last week in Central Park, the new initiative aims to boost recognition and representation of Black people enjoying and studying the natural world.

Share the Love, #ShareTheShore
Conservation

Share the Love, #ShareTheShore

It's more than just a hashtag. Use this digital toolkit to make waves for vulnerable birds.

VIRTUAL Raptors and Riesling
Conservation

Raptors & Riesling

Thank you to those who were able to join us on Sunday, May 24, 2020, and to all our community and generous supporters.

New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change
Conservation

New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change

Enter your zip code into Audubon’s Birds and Climate Visualizer and it will show you how climate change will impact your birds and your community and includes ways you can help.

Kestrel Nest Box Program Keeps Populations Steady
Conservation

Kestrel Nest Box Program Keeps Populations Steady

How do we increase the statewide population of American Kestrels? One nest box at a time.

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