Welcome to Audubon

Protect the birds and we protect the Earth.

Photo: Luke Franke

Come Learn and Explore With Us!

Bent of the River Audubon Center is a 700-acre nature sanctuary and education center located in Southbury, Connecticut. Along with Greenwich Audubon Center and Sharon Audubon Center, we are part of Audubon Connecticut, a state office of the National Audubon Society.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy our trails, nature programs, and conservation-themed events throughout the year.

Be aware—important improvements are on the way! Beginning June 19, some portions of our visitor center, including our bathrooms, will be temporarily closed due to construction work that will preserve the integrity of our historic barn. Additionally, the dirt road will be closed and all visitors will need to park in the visitor lot. The majority of our building and our trails will remain open. We appreciate your patience during this time.

HAPPENING NOW

Give Local
Bent Of The River Audubon Center

Give Local

Each year in April Bent of the River participates in a 36-hour online giving event hosted by the Connecticut Community Foundation. When you support the Bent, your gift makes a greater impact. Please save the date and plan to give.

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Summer Camp
Bent Of The River Audubon Center

Summer Camp

Don't miss out on 8 sessions of summer fun from June 24 – August 16! Register today.

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DISCOVER AND EXPLORE

Choose Your Own Audubon Adventure
Bent Of The River Audubon Center

Choose Your Own Audubon Adventure

Share the wonder of nature with family and friends and enjoy a private, guided outing at Bent of the River—or give one as a special gift.

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Trails
Bent Of The River Audubon Center

Trails

Open Daily from Sunrise to Sunset

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Photo: Luke Franke/Audubon

Photo: Luke Franke/Audubon

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