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Coastal Center at Milford Point

News & Visitor Information at the Coastal Center at Milford Point

Return of the Osprey Party

Saturday, April 14
5:30 p.m.

Celebrate the return of the Ospreys!
Please join us for the Coastal Center’s  8th Annual Return of the Osprey Party. 

Enjoy beautiful sunset views, live music, good friends, hearty hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer.

An online auction, silent auction and raffle items.

All proceeds will benefit environmental education programs at the Coastal Center.

Casual smart attire. 

$45 per person/$80 per couple.

Click here to register online.

If you cannot attend but wish to contribute to Return of the Osprey click here.

For more information please call 203-878-7440.









Coastal Waterbird Conversation with Patrick Comins

Piping Plovers have been nesting successfully in Connecticut. Photo by Patrick M. Comins

Sunday, March 18
2 – 3 p.m.

Migrating shorebirds will soon be winging their way north, some stay to nest and others continue onwards.

Connecticut Audubon Society’s Executive Director Patrick Comins will speak about our conservation partnership with Audubon Connecticut and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History to conserve nesting waterbirds along the coast of Connecticut.

Discover the important role that Milford Point plays in the conservation of both nesting and migratory shorebirds.

Please join us for an afternoon of information about the birds inhabiting our shorelines. This program is for adults and children ages 12 and up. This program is held at the Coastal Center, 1 Milford Point Road.

Connecticut Audubon members $5; non-members $10.

Click here to register.

For more information, please call 203-878-7440.


Louise Crocco, Winner of the Dave Engelman Volunteer Benchmark Award


The Connecticut Audubon Society presented Louise Crocco, whose warmth has welcomed thousands to the Coastal Center at Milford Point, with its Dave Engelman Volunteer Benchmark Award at its annual meeting on Sunday, Oct. 15 in Sherman.

Louise was one of four recipients of the award, which was established in 1993.

Read more here.








General Information

The boardwalk leading to the Sound. Photo courtesy of Anthony Donofrio.

Connecticut Audubon Society’s Coastal Center at Milford Point is located on an 8.4-acre barrier beach, next to the 840-acre Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh and Wildlife Management Area at the mouth of the Housatonic River.

The Coastal Center promotes the awareness and preservation of Long Island Sound’s ecosystem, and the birds and habitats it supports. Visitors to the center have access to the Sound and to tidal salt marshes, barrier beaches, tide pools, and coastal dunes.

The Coastal Center is a bird-watcher’s paradise – 315 species have been seen here, including many rarities.

We offer a full range of educational programs and events for families, children, and adults.

The Coastal Center provides educational exhibits, a tide pool demonstration tank, a salt-marsh laboratory, and program and meeting rooms.

The Coastal Center’s grounds encompass the 8-acre Smith-Hubbell Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary, a boardwalk and three other observation platforms, including a 70-foot covered  tower for panoramic vistas.

Viewers from around the world watch the Center’s seasonal Osprey Cam, operated from our 18-foot tall nesting platform.





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