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“Connecticut Audubon Society is a unique natural resource right in our backyard that allows people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the amazing environment in which we live. Our Foundation is focused on supporting disadvantaged children, and Connecticut Audubon and its incredible staff provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Bridgeport elementary school students to experience the wonders of nature.” – Amanda Flanagan, Chairperson, The John Patrick Flanagan Foundation


“I volunteer for the Connecticut Audubon Society because it helps birds such as Ospreys to stay safe in their natural ocean environment. I also enjoy helping the Bald Eagle by tracking their breeding locations in the winter.” – Wyatt Long, Waterford


“As a Connecticut focussed organization, Connecticut Audubon Society is ideally placed to address global issues impacting birds and their habitats in our local communities. I support its mission because I am convinced that acting locally can have a lasting impact on the environment.” – Jim Denham, Essex




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Connecticut Audubon Society Today: An Organization of Bird Watchers, Or Something More?

brash_hedshotPerhaps you’ve gone on one of our nature walks, read about our work in the press, chanced upon us in a blog or on Facebook, or received our weekly Bird Finder email. Have you wondered what exactly Connecticut Audubon Society does, or what we stand for?

Are we simply an organization of bird watchers, or do we stand for something larger?

Connecticut Audubon Society aims to be the leading conservation organization in the state, and we seek to do that by leveraging the charismatic nature of birds to inspire a stronger conservation ethos.

Read more…


Hollis Declan Leverett Grant Helps Improve Habitat at Trail Wood

Most the the habitat work at Trail Wood is being done near the Teale House and Teale's writing cabin, below. Photo by Peter Vertefeuille.

From 1959 until his death in 1980, Edwin Way Teale, who won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 1966, observed the natural world from his home in Hampton, writing down what he saw and heard and turning his observations into two books, including A Naturalist Buys an Old Farm. Teale’s land and former home is […]

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Osprey Nation Program Gets a Boost in Old Lyme


A deteriorating Osprey nest platform near Great Island in the lower Connecticut River River estuary has been replaced, thanks to the efforts of three local middle and high school students. On Sunday, November 23, Sam Griswold, a junior at Valley Regional High School, and Sarah Evarts and Kededria Lewis, eighth-graders at Haddam-Killingworth Middle School, helped […]

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Connecticut Audubon Society Receives 3M Eco Grant to Provide Outdoor Science Education to Meriden Students

Connecticut Audubon Society has been awarded an $34,440 3M Eco Grant to identify natural habitats near Meriden elementary schools where students can participate in Connecticut Audubon’s award-winning Science in Nature education program. The grant is the second 3M Eco Grant that Connecticut Audubon Society has been awarded in three years. The first was used to […]

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Employment Opportunity: Summer Camp Director

The Summer Camp Director oversees the summer camp programs for ages 3-12. The director will train, supervise and evaluate teaching staff, volunteers, and teach occasionally. This position includes administrative duties related to summer camp, including maintaining camp license, staff professionalism, high quality of teaching and fostering a fun learning environment. Full time seasonal position; the […]

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The John Patrick Flanagan Trail Blazers Program Brings Kids to the Woods

The John Patrick Flanagan Foundation has once again generously provided Connecticut Audubon Society with a grant for its Trail Blazers program, which brings Bridgeport public school students to our Center at Fairfield and its Larsen Sanctuary for a day of  science education in the outdoors. Students in the Trail Blazers program learn about conservation science […]

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News Release: Connecticut Audubon’s “Science in Nature” is Named Region’s Best Environmental Education Program

Connecticut Audubon's Director of Education Michelle Eckman, left, receives the Maria Pirie Environmental Education Program Award from NEEEA Board Member Sarah Whilby.

October 31, 2014 – Connecticut Audubon Society’s new suite of Science in Nature education programs, which in just two years have brought hands-on outdoor science education to 15,000 students throughout the state, has been honored as the region’s outstanding environmental education program by the New England Environmental Education Alliance. Established in 2012, Science in Nature […]

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Fish at the Larsen Sanctuary

Since 2010 students from Housatonic Community College, along with their professor, Dr. Tony Pappantoniou, have been engaged in studying the fish species of the Larsen Sanctuary, at Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield. Dr. Pappantoniou recently sent us an account of their work….  

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