Protecting Forest Habitat & Wildlife

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

Wood Duck. Photo: Peter Brannon/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

For the Birds Trivia Night
Events

For the Birds Trivia Night

Friday, April 23, 2021 at 7:00pm Eastern

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Community Bird Walk
Events

Community Bird Walk

Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9:00am Eastern

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VIRTUAL Raptors and Riesling
Conservation

Raptors and Riesling

Join us on Sunday, May 30, 2021, for a special VIRTUAL celebration of birds, wildlife, nature, conservation, and the beauty of the Northwest Corner!

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Summer Camp
Programs

Summer Camp 2021

Camp is back (COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions permitting)! The 2021 season will run for 6 weeks from July 12 thru August 20. Registration is SOLD OUT, but waitlisting is available.

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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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American Goldfinch on Purple Coneflower. Photo: Will Stuart

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

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

Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic
Sharon Audubon Center

Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic

Each year our center admits hundreds of injured and orphaned birds, mammals, and reptiles—with the goal of providing them with needed care and releasing back into the wild

Wildlife Tips
Birds & Wildlife

Wildlife Tips

What to do if you encounter injured or orphaned baby wildlife

Improving the Quality of Connecticut’s Forests for Birds and Wildlife
News

Improving the Quality of Connecticut’s Forests for Birds and Wildlife

Learn how Audubon Connecticut is working to stem the decline of forest birds through our forest conservation efforts across the state and with partners throughout the Atlantic Flyway

Audubon and DEEP Work to Protect Imperiled Bird Species
News

Audubon and DEEP Work to Protect Imperiled Bird Species

Thanks to statewide efforts, the establishment of these five Important Bird Areas on state-owned and privately held lands will help safeguard critical habitat and jeopardized birds

Critically Ill Bald Eagle Saved Thanks to Local Community Effort
News

Critically Ill Bald Eagle Admitted to Sharon Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic

On the morning of Friday, April 1, 2016, a Bald Eagle in need of care was brought to us by Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Officers—learn more about his story and view photos

How you can help, right now