Protecting Open Space & Working Lands

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

Photo: Jake Tilton

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 is dedicated to Audubon's open space and working lands conservation efforts in Connecticut.

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

Thank you to New Morning Market, a generous sponsor of the Audubon Center Bent of the River. And, thank you to those who supported the Bent during the Ion Bank Foundation Community Awards 2018 Program, the 2018 Give Local event, and The Great Give® 2018!

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

Come enjoy Audubon programs and shopping at New Morning Market in Woodbury—a portion of their December 2018 profits will go to Bent of the River

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Year of the Bird
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Make This Your Year of the Bird

Each month take small actions to make a difference for birds. December is our final month and this month's theme is "Share Your Love of Birds This holiday season." Support the #YearOfTheBird by giving bird and nature-themed gifts to the backyard birder or globetrotting adventurer in your life. Audubon's gift guide and our Nature Stores have something for everyone. Thank you for being a part of the 2018 Year of the Bird celebration!

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Support Our Work
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Support Our Work

We need your ongoing support! Your gift to Audubon Center Bent of the River helps to connect people with nature, preserve habitat, and protect bird species that are of state, national, and global concern—where birds thrive, people prosper. Please Donate Today!

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Programs
Programs

Enjoy Programs

Our engaging nature programs offer unique opportunities to connect with and learn about the outdoors

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Volunteer
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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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Trails
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Take a Hike

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

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News & Updates

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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