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!

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...

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School Programs
Programs

School Programs

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

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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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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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Volunteer
Get Involved

Volunteer

Explore the many ways you can make a difference for both the wildlife and the people who call Connecticut home

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News & Updates

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!

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…

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

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