Connecticut Audbon Society
Center at Pomfret

Center at Pomfret

Programs & Events at the Center at Pomfret

COVID-19 UPDATE

Although we are staffed, the Center at Pomfret remains closed to the public due to the pandemic. Feel free to contact us via email sheminway@ctaudubon.org and/or phone (860)-928-4948. If you are interested in shopping at our nature store, we are scheduling store appointments (mask required) as well as curbside pick-up. Thank you for understanding, enjoy our trails and stay well.

Walk Our Trails!

The Bafflin Sanctuary remains open to the public from dawn to dusk.
To minimize wildlife disturbance, we ask all walkers to stay on designated trails.

Master Naturalist Volunteer Training

Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Part II
Coming this fall, Tuesdays 8 a.m. to noon
Watch for new program outline

 Click here for the application.

 

Focus On Nature – Photography Contest

Exhibit & Sale Extended through September 30th

Click here for the full list of winners.

 

 

 


 

Birds Seen This Week

Week of July 5th, 2021

Bobolink, Worm-eating Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Veery, Ovenbird, Wood Thrush, Barred Owl, House Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Song Sparrow, Baltimore Oriole, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Red-eyed Vireo, Barn Swallow

 

 

Birds This Month 

Birds You Can Expect to See in July 

 

 

 

Don’t miss
our digital
David Stumpo
watercolor exhibit!
Click here to see it.

 

 


 

Bird Walks and Programs

Register by emailing arzeznikiewicz@ctaudubon.org
Include name, phone number, date & title of walk, and number of people. Andy will contact you to confirm.

Nightingale Forest (North) Bird Walk
Saturday, June 26 at 8 a.m.

Explore this new Wyndham Land Trust preserve on the Woodstock/Pomfret line. Nesting Black-throated Blue Warblers, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Thrushes and Tanagers. Limit 8 people. Fee: $20 CAS members; $30 non-members.

Whip-poor-will Walk at Bull Hill 
Saturday, July 3 at 8:30pm

Join Andy searching for calling whip-poor-wills. We’ll visit the Bull Hill Forest Preserve in Thompson/Woodstock which has nesting whip-poor-wills. We will attempt to call in Owls as well. Meet at the CT Audubon Center in Pomfret and carpool from there. Bring a small flashlight or headlamp. Fee: $20 CAS members; $30 non-members.

Pumpkin Hill Bird Walk
Saturday, July 10 at 8 a.m.

An excellent bird watching location. Nesting Cerulean Warblers, Worm-eating Warblers, Prairie Warblers, Indigo Buntings, and many more! Limit 8 people. Fee: $20 CAS members; $30 non-members.

Afternoon Bird Walk
Thursday, July 22 at 6 p.m.

Walk the Bafflin Sanctuary looking for various bird species and their recently fledged young.  Bobolinks, warblers, vireos, thrushes and tanagers can be expected. Limit 12 people. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.  

Whip-poor-will Walk at Robbins Preserve 
Friday, July 23 at 8:30pm

Join Andy searching for calling whip-poor-wills. We’ll visit the Robbins Preserve in Thompson which has nesting whip-poor-wills. We will attempt to call in Owls as well. Meet at the CT Audubon Center in Pomfret and carpool from there. Bring a small flashlight or headlamp. Fee: $20 CAS members; $30 non-members.

Trail Wood Bird Walk
Thursday, July 29 at 8 a.m.

Walk the paths of Trail Wood searching for various bird species. Possibilities include Blue-winged Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Scarlet Tanager and many more. Limit 7 people. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

Evening Bird Walk 
Thursday, August 19 at 6 p.m.

Join Andy as we look for different species of birds. We might find newly fledged young birds and mixed groups of post-breeding birds. Limit 12 people. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.  

Evening Bird Walk / Nighthawk Watch
Thursday, August 26 at 6 p.m.

We will keep an eye on the sky for Nighthawks and hike around looking for other birds as well. Limit 12 people. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.  

Citizen Science Volunteer Monitoring Program

Become a Citizen Science Volunteer Wildlife Monitor.

Training and monitoring hikes offered throughout the year.
Interested? Find out more during our introductory program on Zoom.

Wildlife Tracking / Training Hike
Date TBD.

Our teams of trained volunteers monitor study sites quarterly to collect wildlife conservation data. Hikes are subject to change due to weather. Full training is six hikes; select seasonal hikes that suit your schedule. Registration is required. Masks and social distancing practices apply. Training fee per hike: $40 CAS members; $60 non-members.

For more information on these two programs and to register, email Paula Coughlin, Citizen Science Coordinator, at paulacoughlin@charter.net.

 

 

 

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