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

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!

GIVE LOCAL 2019: Thank you to our supporters for caring about birds, their habitats, and Audubon Center Bent of the River! Because of your generosity on April 23 and 24, 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.

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Bent Bug Hunt
Events

Bent Bug Hunt

Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:00am

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Summer Camps
Programs

Summer Camp 2019

Join us for a fun-filled summer! Camp runs from June 24 thru August 16. Choose from an exciting selection of weekly themes. Join us for one week or the whole summer. Register Today!

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East Flat Hill Road Closure
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East Flat Hill Road Closure

There is a bridge repair taking place on our road from June 1st through September. Please follow these directions to visit the Bent.

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Thank You to Our Generous 2019 Bent of the River Sponsors

News & Updates

East Flat Hill Road Closure
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East Flat Hill Road Closure

There is a bridge repair taking place on our road from June 1st through September. Please follow these directions to visit the Bent.

Bent of the River Welcomes Center Manager, Morgan Evans
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Bent of the River Welcomes Center Manager, Morgan Evans

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

Give Local
Donate

Give Local

Each spring Bent of the River participates in a 36-hour online giving event hosted by the Connecticut Community Foundation. Please mark your calendar and give on April 23 and 24, 2019.

So-called Modern Fish Act Takes Us Backwards
Conservation

So-called Modern Fish Act Takes Us Backwards

Current legislation could return us to the times when overfishing and fish scarcity harmed seabirds and coastal economies. Urge your U.S. Representative to vote "no" before July 11, 2018.

Audubon Names Ana Paula Tavares as Head of New York and Connecticut State Offices
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Audubon Names Ana Paula Tavares as Head of New York and Connecticut State Offices

March 26, 2018 — Tavares will become executive director of Audubon New York and Audubon Connecticut after successful tenure at Rainforest Alliance.

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
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Historic Audubon Barn Receives a Spring Facelift

May 26, 2017 — Thanks to generous donations, the barn and learning center at Audubon Center Bent of the River got 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
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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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