Protecting Grasslands & Shrublands

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

Welcome

Audubon Center Bent of the River is a 700-acre nature sanctuary and education center located in Southbury, Connecticut. It is part of Audubon Connecticut (a state office of the National Audubon Society) and the Atlantic Flyway, and serves as the hub for Audubon’s Grasslands & Shrublands work in Connecticut.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy trails, nature programs, and conservation-themed events throughout the year. Come learn and explore with us!

Summer Camps
Programs

Summer Camp 2017

Registration is now open—join us for summer fun and outdoor learning

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School Programs
Programs

School Programs

Hands-on, curriculum-based learning in nature's outdoor classroom

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Programs for Older Adults
Senior Programs

Programs for Older Adults

Interactive nature education and experiences for seniors of varying ages and abilities

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Trails
Visit

Take a Hike

Explore and observe nature on 15 miles of trails—open daily from sunrise to sunset

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Birds of the Bent
Birds & Wildlife

Birds of the Bent

Discover the bird species observed at Audubon Center Bent of the River

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News & Updates

2016 Audubon Center Bent of the River Annual Report
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2016 Audubon Center Bent of the River Annual Report

Take a moment to view the great work you helped to accomplish

Audubon Vitae
Senior Programs

Audubon Vitae

Discover how this program is creating a more enriching, active lifestyle for older adults through engaging nature experiences.

BentFest 2016
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BentFest 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Join Audubon Center Bent of the River for fun fall festivities for all ages! Hayrides, live music, craft beer, food trucks, crafts, and more...

Audubon and DEEP Work to Protect Imperiled Bird Species
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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

Give Local
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Give Local

7 a.m. on May 3, to 7 p.m. on May 4, 2016. This 36-hour online community giving event hosted by the Connecticut Community Foundation amplifies every dollar of donors gifts to the Audubon Center Bent of the River. Mark your calendar for this special event!

Improving the Habitat of the Pomperaug River
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Improving the Habitat of the Pomperaug River

View this video created by one of our dedicated volunteers and watch the Bent of the River's instream work on the Pomperaug River come to life

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