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For the health and safety of visitors and staff, all Connecticut Audubon buildings are closed to visitors until further notice.

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Letter from the Executive Director About the Closing of the Center at Glastonbury

March 20, 2020

Dear Friends,
The Connecticut Audubon Society has made the difficult decision to close the Center at Glastonbury permanently starting July 1, 2020.

The Center has received steadfast support and loyalty from many Connecticut Audubon members, but unfortunately it has been operating at a financial deficit that is no longer sustainable, a situation that has not been helped by the current COVID-19-related financial crisis.
We will start planning for a transition to a virtual center, which would allow us to continue to serve the community with conservation programming and activities in partnership with other conservation organizations in the region. We’re hopeful that it will allow us to maintain our presence in the greater Hartford region in a meaningful way.
Closing the center is not a decision we made lightly or quickly. We are all truly saddened at having to make the decision.
Summer camp will not be held as scheduled; we will refund camp fees to those who have registered.
Programming at the center has been curtailed because of COVID-19.
Plans are being made to relocate the center’s animals, either at other Connecticut Audubon facilities or elsewhere. 
Earle Park, the property adjacent to the Center, is a Glastonbury Town facility and is unaffected by our decision.
If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact me ( or Kate Reamer, the director of the Center at Glastonbury (

Patrick Comins
Executive Director

What to do with “abandoned” or “orphaned” birds

The best advice is to leave baby birds, like this Purple Martin, when you found them. Photo by Stephanie Galea/The Connecticut Audubon Society

The CT DEEP has excellent advice for what to do if you find an “orphaned” bird. Click this link. Photo by Stephanie Galea/The Connecticut Audubon Society

May 6, 2020 — Have you found an abandoned bird?

Birds and other wildlife that seem to be abandoned or orphaned at this time of year often are not actually abandoned orphaned.

The Connecticut DEEP has advice about what to do if you find a bird that you think is abandoned. There are several alternatives.

Click here to learn about them.

Please do not bring injured or orphaned animals to any Connecticut Audubon Society facility. Connecticut Audubon is not authorized to accept injured or abandoned animals.

But if it is obviously injured, it may need help. The CT DEEP has more information here about dealing with distressed wildlife.


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The Connecticut Audubon Society and its Greater Hartford Area program is committed to serving the people of the Capitol region through ongoing bird walks, nature hikes, school programs, virtual programming, and more.




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