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, 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!

For more information, please read our Center Director's official letter to our community here

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

Chimney Swifts: Mystery and Magic Revealed
Events

Chimney Swifts: Mystery and Magic Revealed

Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 1:00pm Eastern

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Virtual Summer Camp
Programs

Virtual Summer Camp

It's time for some summertime fun! Join us for up to five weeks of online nature experiences for young adventurers in Kindergarten through 6 Grade. Sessions begin July 21st, and run through August 20th.

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Birds in Crisis: What Can I Do?
Conservation

Birds in Crisis: What Can I Do?

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

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Show Your Colors
Learn & Explore

Show Your Colors

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

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Live Bird Cams
Birds

Live Bird Cams

Check out Audubon Live! and view featured birds, like Ospreys, on-camera in Connecticut.

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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

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.

Birds in Crisis: What Can I Do?
Conservation

Birds in Crisis: What Can I Do?

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

Sharon Audubon Center CLOSED
Visit

Sharon Audubon Center CLOSED

Our trails are open, but facilities are not available. Please stay safe!

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.

Sharon Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic Loses Food Source
Sharon Audubon Center

Sharon Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic Loses Food Source

Local community rallies to help feed orphaned, injured, and ill raptors and other wildlife—but critical ongoing support is still needed

Sharon Audubon Center Awarded Grant to Create Conservation Programming for Torrington High School Students
News

Sharon Audubon Center Awarded Grant to Create Conservation Programming for Torrington High School Students

March 28, 2019—Learn how Audubon is connecting conservation and students through the upcoming launch of a new Butterfly House and garden in Sharon, Conn.

Butterfly House and Native Plant Garden Coming Spring/Summer 2019
News

Butterfly House and Native Plant Garden Coming Spring/Summer 2019

Audubon announces the creation of a Butterfly Flight House and Native Plant Garden at the Sharon Audubon Center

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