Connecticut Audbon Society
Center at Pomfret

Center at Pomfret

Programs & Events at the Center at Pomfret

Walk Our Trails!

The Bafflin Sanctuary open to the public from dawn to dusk.
To minimize wildlife disturbance, we ask all walkers to stay on designated trails.
Click here for a trail map. Click here for trail rules.

Focus On Nature – Photography Contest & Exhibition

Best in Show:  Trailside Pause, David Silsbee  
Exhibit and Sale through June 30th.

Photo Contest Results:  

Birds:
1st  Good Catch, Amy Porter
2nd Swallow Nest Prep, Amy Porter
3rd  Foggy Morning Mergansers, David Silsbee

Plants/Insects:
1st  Black Beauty, Nicolette Balanovich
2nd Dewdrops, Jane Simao
3rd Fading Away, Jane Simao

Landscapes:
1st Summer House, Robert Slack
2nd March Grass, Bill Messmer
3rd Winter Perspective, Nicolette Balanovich

Migration Madness Weekend May 13-15
Kickoff Picnic and Concert. Friday May 13
Click here for more information.


 

 

Tree Swallow Nest Prep, Amy Porter

Birds Seen This Week

Week of May 2nd 2022

Blue-winged Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Parula Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Baltimore Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Orchard Oriole, American Redstart, Blue-headed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Veery, Wood Thrush, Hummingbird, Brown Thrasher, Catbird, and Least Flycatcher

  

Birds This Month

Birds You Can Expect to See in May

 


 

Bird Walks and Programs

Migration Madness, May 13-16
Click for more information.

Early Morning Bird Walks
Every Tuesday in May, 8 a.m.
(except May 3 – no walk)
No pre-registration required. 

With access to over 1,650 acres of land, we will seek out a variety of bird species. 
Bring binoculars or spotting scope. Fee: $10 members; $20 non-members.

 

Please register for the bird programs below
by emailing arzeznikiewicz@ctaudubon.org. Include name, phone number, date & title of walk, and number of people. Andy will contact you to confirm.

 

Gellert Preserve Bird Walk
Friday, May 13, 8 a.m.

This Wyndham Land Trust preserve has a variety of habitats including field, shrub land and woodland. Birds to watch for include Prairie Warbler, Indigo Bunting, Blue-winged Warbler and Scarlet Tanager. Fee: $20 CAS members; $30 non-members.

Cabbage Hill Bird Walk
Saturday, May 14, 8 a.m.

This beautiful new land trust preserve has a variety of habitats including a large hayfield with many breeding Bobolinks.  An amazing old family graveyard in the middle of the forest will be visited as well. Fee: $10 members; $20 non-members.

20 Warbler Day (13th Annual)
Sunday, May 15, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

We will search for 20 species of warblers in one day, traveling to numerous locations. Help us beat our record of finding 21 species! Fee: $25 members; $50 non-members.

Bull Hill Bird Walk
Monday, May 16, 8 a.m.

Explore this large forest on the Woodstock/Thompson line. Indigo Bunting, Prairie Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, and Northern Waterthrush are some expected species. Fee: $20 members; $30 non-members. 

90 Bird Day (17th Annual)
Thursday, May 19, 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The goal is to hear or see at least 90 species of birds in less than ten hours. We’ll visit many locations within a 10-mile radius of the Center. Bring a lunch, drinks, and snacks. Fee: $25 members; $50 non-members.

Bird Banding Demonstration
Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.

Watch Andy and our master bird banding crew in action. See birds up close as we gently catch them, record measurements and safely release them. Participants may release a bird. Fee: $10 members; $20 non-members.

Pumpkin Hill Bird Walk
Sunday, May 22, 8 a.m.

This is a fantastic location for exploring and bird watching. We’ll look for various warblers and even one or both cuckoo species. Fee: $20 members; $30 non-members.             

Nightingale Forest North Bird Walk
Thursday, May 26, 8 a.m.

Explore this newly preserved Wyndham Land Trust area. Expect Black-throated Blue Warblers, Canada Warblers, and Broad-winged Hawk. Fee: $20 members; $30 non-members.

Boston Hollow Bird Watch
Sunday, May 29, 8 a.m.

We’ll explore the Boston Hollow area of Ashford. Much of the land is owned by Yale. It is a unique area with a Northern forest feel. We will bird from the road.  Fee: $20 members; $30 non-members.

 

Citizen Science Volunteer Monitoring Program

Become a Citizen Science Volunteer Wildlife Monitor.

Introduction to Mammal Tracking / Monitoring
Upcoming dates TBA

Get a taste of the tracking experience while learning about our program. Volunteers monitor various sites in CT on the lookout for track and sign of fisher, river otter, mink, moose, black bear, and bobcat. Begin or continue training to become a wildlife monitor by attending training hikes that suit your schedule.

Registration is required. Contact paulacoughlin@charter.net Fee: $25 members/$35 non-members. Monitoring hike locations & dates TBA. Check the webpage ctaudubon.org/pomfret for more info and updates.

 

 

 

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