Protecting Forest Habitat & Wildlife

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

Wood Duck. Photo: Peter Brannon/Audubon Photography Awards

COVID-19 & CENTER CLOSURE STATUS

The health of our visitors, supporters, and staff is of utmost importance. To help protect the Sharon Audubon Center 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.

Until further notice, please note the following:

  • INDOORS - MASKS and SOCIAL DISTANCING are required for all individuals in indoor locations at our center
  • OUTDOORS – Only non-COVID-vaccinated individuals must wear a mask OR practice social distancing when in proximity to others not in their personal group/cohort
  • Our SANCTUARY TRAILS are OPEN daily from sunrise to sunset
  • Our CENTER BUILDING(S), NATURE STORE, and facilities (including restrooms) are CLOSED
  • Our WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CLINIC is taking in animals by APPOINTMENT ONLY—please visit the clinic web page for more information
  • We are offering EVENTS AND PROGRAMS at limited capacity—please visit our events web page and Facebook page for the latest information

During these challenging times, our center has lost critical funding, staff positions, and programs, but we continue to forge ahead to connect people with nature and sustain the local conservation work that birds, other wildlife, and people in our community depend upon. If you wish to help to support the center, please click here to make a contribution.

Thank you for your shared dedication to protecting birds, other wildlife, and the habitats they depend on!

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

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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Raptor Aviaries
Sharon Audubon Center

Visit the Raptor Aviaries

Come meet our Birds of Prey—our aviaries can be viewed daily from sunrise to sunset with a suggested donation

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Pollinator Garden
Sharon Audubon Center

Wander the Pollinator Garden

The Sharon Audubon Center Pollinator Garden is a great educational resource that has been maintained by the Millbrook Garden Club since 1966—open daily from sunrise to sunset with a suggested donation

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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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17-Year-Old Climate Activist and Rehab Volunteer Making a Difference

Scout Pronto Breslin is interested in finding nature-based, sustainable solutions to take on the climate crisis. Where does she get her inspiration? From Cliff, the Peregrine Falcon, and others at our Sharon Audubon Center Rehabilitation Clinic.

Scout started volunteering at the Sharon Audubon Center in 2018, caring for the wildlife patients and hand-feeding orphaned songbirds in our rehab clinic. Throughout the years, she has also cared for our resident educational animals. Scout participated in the Teen Rehab Internship Program, an intensive week-long summer camp for teens that provides training in animal care and basic wildlife rehabilitation practices. She has also enjoyed teaching visitors about our resident animals on display and started training in handling our resident educational birds of prey on the glove for educational programs.

Thank you Scout for your amazing work and dedication to wildlife and nature!

Want to make a difference too? Support our educational opportunities and conservation work—and make a donation today.

News & Information

Celebrating Black Conservation Heroes at the Sharon Audubon Center
News

Celebrating Black Conservation Heroes at the Sharon Audubon Center

In honor of Black History Month, Sharon Audubon Center partnered with a local high school to inform visitors about conservation heroes of color.

What is Winter Bird Counting?
Learn & Explore

What is Winter Bird Counting?

Learn how to take part in this fun winter pastime while helping birds and nature too!

Audubon: “History—and we–will hold responsible the elected officials who have promoted the assault on our democracy.”
News

Audubon: “History—and we–will hold responsible the elected officials who have promoted the assault on our democracy.”

A statement from David Yarnold, president and CEO of the National Audubon Society.

Giving Tuesday LIVE ALL DAY for Wildlife
Conservation

Giving Tuesday LIVE ALL DAY for Wildlife

Swoop in or out as suits your schedule! (and check out the live event recordings)

Birds in Crisis: What Can I Do?
Conservation

Birds in Crisis: What Can I Do?

An exhibit and online presentation highlighting important ecological concerns affecting you and our natural world

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.

How you can help, right now