Give Local

Support our conservation work.

Welcome

It's Give Local time! Help us meet our goal to raise $15,000 over the next 36 hours. Head to our Give Local page for more details and to make a donation maximized through Give Local partners or donate directly through our site. Your generosity supports our continued efforts to protect and conserve birds and other wildlife.

Audubon Center Bent of the River is a 700-acre nature sanctuary and education center located in Southbury, Connecticut. It is part of the Audubon Connecticut operating unit 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 2016

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

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Birds & Wildlife
Birds & Wildlife

Learn About Birds & Wildlife

It's important to understand nature and the creatures who we share the earth with—because where nature thrives, people prosper

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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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News & Updates

Give Local
News

Give Local

7 a.m. on May 3rd to 7 p.m. on May 4th. 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!

Meet Connecticut Woodpeckers
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Meet Connecticut Woodpeckers

Join us at Edmond Town Hall on February 14, 2016 at Noon for a workshop sponsored by the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation

Audubon Photography Exhibit in Southbury
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Audubon Photography Exhibit in Southbury

Don't Miss This Award-winning Audubon Photography Exhibit at the Southbury Library February 2-27, 2016—with a “Songbirds of The Northeast” Presentation by Naturalist John Root on February 2

Poached Screening
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Poached Screening

We are proud to announce a free, one-time showing of the film Poached at the Brookfield Public Library on January 31, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Shopping in December is for the Birds
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Shopping in December is for the Birds

Come enjoy Audubon programs and shopping at New Morning Market in Woodbury—a portion of their December 2015 profits will go to Bent of the River

2015 Volunteer Development Days
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2015 Volunteer Development Days

Your time and energy are the cornerstone of our preserve…

5k Trail Run - October 2015
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5k Trail Run - October 2015

Southbury's 26th Annual Fall Classic is now a 5K Trail Race and Kids Meadow Run—Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Woodlands Birds Workshop
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Woodlands Birds Workshop

Learn about bird banding and woodland bird habitat on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Volunteering for the Environment
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Volunteering for the Environment

Join us at the Volunteer Fair on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 9 a.m. to Noon on the Southbury Green at 775 Main Street South

2015 Summer's Twilight in the Garden
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2015 Summer's Twilight in the Garden

Thank you to our hosts at Pine Meadow Gardens for sharing their amazing gardens and home with our supporters

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