Protecting Open Space & Working Lands

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

Sunrise at Bent of the River. Photo: Leslie Kane / Audubon Connecticut

Bent of the River Audubon Center 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!

Discover Bent of the River

Great Backyard Bird Count Hike
Events

Great Backyard Bird Count Hike

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:00am

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President's Day Hike
Events

President's Day Hike

Monday, February 17, 2020 at 10:00am

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Summer Camp
Programs

Summer Camp 2020

2020 camp registration is now open—join us for a fun-filled summer with friends, laughter, and outdoor learning!

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For the Birds! at School
Programs

For the Birds! at School

An in-school program designed to stimulate critical thinking and aligned with NGSS and Common Core Standards to reinforce learning in the classroom

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Thank You to Our Generous 2019 Bent of the River Sponsors

Connecticut Community Foundation Pediatric Associates of Western Connecticut, LLC
Diversified Financial Solutions PC Pine Meadow Garden
Gager, Bower & Scalzo, LLP Savings Bank of Danbury
Giuliano Richardson & Sfara, LLC Savings Bank of Newtown
Ion Bank SPCInk​
Litchfield Distillery Southbury Stone & Supply
New Morning Market Union Savings Bank
O&G Industries Wild Birds Unlimited, Danbury

GIVE LOCAL 2019: Thank you to our supporters for caring about birds, their habitats, and Bent of the River Audubon Center! Because of your generosity on April 23 and 24, 2019, we raised $8,268 through Connecticut Community Foundation's Give Local event. Thank you also to CCF and the many event sponsors for supporting this amazing local giving opportunity.

News & Information

New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change
Conservation

New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change

Enter your zip code into Audubon’s Birds and Climate Visualizer and it will show you how climate change will impact your birds and your community and includes ways you can help.

Students Go Into the Woods to Improve Forest Health
Conservation

Students Go Into the Woods to Improve Forest Health

The Junior Forest Technician Program offers high school students hands-on experience managing forest habitat.

Berries for Birds
Birds & Wildlife

Berries for Birds

10 great native shrubs that supply amazing fall beauty as well as food and shelter for our feathered friends

Bent of the River Welcomes Center Manager, Morgan Evans
News

Bent of the River Welcomes Center Manager, Morgan Evans

Environmental biologist, educator, and birder joins our Audubon team here in Southbury

Audubon at School
Programs

Audubon at School

Learn how Audubon Connecticut and our Centers are working to advance science education and conservation through hands-on learning

Historic Audubon Barn Receives a Spring Facelift
News

Historic Audubon Barn Receives a Facelift

Thanks to generous donations, the barn and learning center at Bent of the River Audubon Center gets some TLC.

Audubon Vitae
Senior Programs

Audubon Vitae

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

Improving the Habitat of the Pomperaug River
News

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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