Protecting Forest Habitat & Wildlife

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

Barred Owl. Photo: Dale Monette / Audubon Photography Awards

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

National Invasive Species Awareness Week
Conservation

Help Stop the Threat of Invasive Species

February 22-26 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week! Lean how you can make a difference by joining us for online programs and calls-to-action.

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Celebrate Black History Month
Things To Do

Celebrate Black History Month

Visit the Sharon Audubon Center Maple Trail and enjoy informative posters about conservation heroes of color created by the Torrington High School Science Club.

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Winter Birds in Our Backyards (Part II)
Events

Winter Birds in Our Backyards (Part II)

Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 4:00pm Eastern

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2021 MapleFest
Events

2021 MapleFest

Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 12:00pm Eastern

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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

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?

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.

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

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.

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