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Gift Certificates
If your special someone needs a very unique gift, or if you have someone who’s just plain hard to shop for, consider giving them a gift certificate to travel with Connecticut Audubon Society.  Your special someone can apply your gift to any of our travel programs – day trips, workshops, museum tours, or overnight travel – listed in the EcoTravel News and on this website.  Give them a choice of one of our may destinations, or pick one out for them yourself!

Binoculars and Scopes
If you need help in selecting binoculars or a spotting scope, give us a call.  We are discount dealers for the full lines of binoculars and scopes made by Vortex and Swarovski.  We would be pleased to help you find the equipment that best fits your needs and budget.  Call for our discount pricing.

Terms of Travel

Day Trips: Payment is due in full to reserve your spot. Reservations must be made for all day trips. Sign-up early because there is limited space.
Overnight Travel: Please check the individual itineraries for the deposit required to reserve a spot.

Day Trips: No refunds, transfers, or credits can be granted. If the trip is canceled by Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS), credit will be given toward the rescheduled trip, another upcoming day trip, or an overnight travel program.
Overnight travel: Unless specified differently in the trip itinerary, refunds are granted 60 days prior to departure for trips 3 nights or less in length, minus $200, and 90 days prior to departure for longer travel, minus $300. After those dates, no refund can be granted. If the tour is canceled by CAS, a full refund will be granted.

Single Travelers
Single travelers are encouraged to sign up early to give them the best chance at being matched. If matching is not possible, the single supplement will apply (check the tour itinerary for price).

Small Groups
CAS reserves the right, if registration is insufficient, to cancel any trip or to offer the trip with a small group supplement.

If you would like travel insurance, give us a call and we can put you in touch with those providers who make a contribution supporting our environmental education programs or click HERE to be connected to our provider’s website.

Extended Travel
If you would like to stay on in an area after the scheduled tour or go early and meet up with us, we can help with those arrangements. Please advise us at the time of registration so proper flight scheduling, hotel arrangements, etc., can be made.

Acknowledgment of Risk
We ask you to acknowledge that there is an element of risk in any adventure, travel, sport, or activity associated with the outdoors. We trust that you know of the inherent risks, dangers, and rigors associated with travel in the outdoors, travel in foreign countries, the risk of travel by air, car, boat, bus, or other vehicles, the risk of disease or illness, and all that is encountered in the natural world and areas of civilization.

Itinerary and Pricing
CAS reserves the right to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in its judgment conditions warrant. Costs are subject to change due to changes in airfares, currency fluctuations, or other cost increases. CAS reserves the right to withdraw without penalty any tour that it has scheduled and announced. CAS is not responsible for expenses incurred by trip registrants as a result of the tour cancellation (for example: non-refundable air tickets).


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PO Box 903
Essex, CT 06426

Andrew Griswold, Director

Priscilla Wood,
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