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

Ask the Naturalist
Events

Ask the Naturalist

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 12:00pm 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

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

Wiederhold Foundation Grant Funds Rehabilitation Cages
News

Wiederhold Foundation Grant Funds Rehabilitation Cages

Sharon Audubon Center facility expansion and improvements make a great impact on wildlife care

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