Center at Fairfield Nature Store
Monday – Saturday | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | 203-259-6305 ext. 109
Because of concerns about COVID-19, the Center building is closed and all indoor and outdoor programs are cancelled until further notice. For Summer Camp information, click here. Connecticut Audubon sanctuaries are open for hiking. Please keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other hikers and birders. We will be continually re-evaluating the situation and make decisions accordingly.
Important Nature Store Information:
Our top priority is keeping our customers and staff safe during these uncertain times. While the building is closed, Nature Store purchases can be made by appointment only, with payments made over the phone and contact-free, curbside pick up. Please email the store manager, Jane Guenther, with any inquiries. Everything in the Nature Store is available for purchase, including a wide variety of bird seed and feeders. Keep us in mind for Father’s Day gifts too!
Hummingbird Feeders and Accessories
The Nature Store has a wide selection of quality hummingbird feeders and accessories. Choices include feeders (window versions available, also), poles, ant and nectar guards, brushes, hummer rings (to hand feed hummingbirds) and swings (they are territorial and will use the swing as a perching spot to watch over their food source). Your hummingbird visitors will be happy and coming back for more!
Birds of Connecticut Field Guide by Stan Tekiela
Focusing exclusively on 121 species of Connecticut birds, this handy and well-organized beginner’s field guide makes identification easy.
With a photo on each page, the guide is color-coded by the predominate color of the bird, and the index doubles as a check list. You’ll enjoy learning and identifying the birds that call Connecticut home.
Puzzles are a great way to take a break, and with this Bloomin’ Birds jigsaw puzzle by Cobble Hill, you’ll have lots of family fun. This 350-piece puzzle depicts a cheerful scene that celebrates spring’s flowers and beautiful birds, with the opportunity for puzzlers of all skill levels to work different sides of the puzzle at the same time.
Other puzzles choices include: Birds on a Wire (poster included; 500 pieces), Popular Backyard Wild Birds of North America (1,000 pieces), The Towering Tree Puzzle (17 double-sided pieces, ages 3+), Songbirds (500 pieces, ages 8+) and Birds A-Z (500 pieces, ages 8+). Your whole family enjoys will enjoy these new puzzle activities!
With spring migration, nest building and nestlings on the way, this is a perfect time of year to stock up for all the spring activity!
Please email the Nature Store manager, Jane Guenther, for any guidance on seed choice, feeder selection or general bird feeding inquiries.
Bird Feather Art Carvings
Created by award-winning Fairfield artist, Dave Farrington
These amazingly detailed, hand-carved and painted bird feathers are created by local, award-winning artist Dave Farrington. Showcased in shadow-box frames, selections include Wood Duck and Pheasant feathers, Blue Jay wing and tail feathers, and a Cardinal tail feather. These one-of-a-kind gifts, signed by the artist, are sure to be a hit for that special bird lover on your list.
Beautiful John James Audubon Artwork Limited Edition Prints
(Proceeds to Benefit the Center at Fairfield)
For a limited time, John James Audubon Amsterdam Edition prints of North American birds will be for sale with all proceeds benefitting the Center at Fairfield’s conservation and environmental education programs.
These are the finest limited edition facsimiles of the single greatest ornithological work ever produced and printed: the Havell edition of Audubon’s Birds of America. A museum in Holland bought their copy from Audubon’s son in 1839, which was used to produce these color lithographs. In 1972, a Dutch printing firm printed each plate in up to eight different colors on handmade rag paper exactly as the originals, giving these prints the same look and feel as the original Havell edition.
Now, for a limited time, a selection of these prints are available for purchase. Please click here to view catalog. For further information, please email the Nature Store manager, Jane Guenther.
Items for Sustainable Living:
Stainless-Steel Water Bottles
An ideal way to stay hydrated on the trails or paired up with our tote bag (below) for holiday gift giving, our royal blue, 24 oz. water bottle is made of stainless-steel with a threaded BPA-free lid. $11.
Cloth Tote Bags
The spacious blue tote bag measures 15 inches wide by 16 inches high. With nine inch tall handles, it will fit easily over your shoulder and is a perfect, plastic-free choice for your shopping needs. $8.
Crazy for Cardinals
Cardinal-themed items include specially designed travel mugs, feeders, tea towels, books and more!
Decorative Wall Plaques
These wall plaques have bird designs that incorporate heartwarming sentiments in elegant typography. Designs include: “Our First Nest,” “Home Tweet Home,” “Every Birdy Welcome” and “This Place is for the Birds.” Selections available while supplies last.
Welcome Wall Decor
This antique dark brown iron wall accent features birds, tree branches, pine cones and grass detailing. It will cheerfully greet those who visit your home, adding just the right touch of welcoming warmth.
The Sibley Birder’s Life List and Field Diary
From leading ornithologist and bestselling author David Sibley comes this essential write-in field companion for all levels of birders. This indispensable birder’s companion includes both ample space for on-site notes and a life list to be filled in by the legions of passionate birders who have bought Sibley’s bestselling guides.
Members Receive a 10% Discount On All Nature Store Purchases
Connecticut Audubon Society members receive a 10% discount on all purchases. This is a wonderful way to shop locally and support the our conservation and environmental education programs. The Connecticut Audubon Society, the original and independent Audubon organization in our state, has been caring for our environment and educating our youth for more than a century. With the support of friends and members like you, we will remain the leading conservation partner in your community. Please consider joining or renewing your membership today.