Connecticut Audbon Society
Center at Fairfield

Center at Pomfret

Programs & Events at the Center at Pomfret

Walk Our Trails!

The Bafflin Sanctuary remains open and we ask that all walkers stay on designated trails.  This especially important as the bird nesting season has begun and wildlife disturbance must be minimized.   Thank you.

Master Naturalist Volunteer Training


Have you always wanted to learn more about the natural sciences? Want to volunteer at the Center? With 40 hours (ten four-hour sessions) of training, this may be the program for you. Registration is limited to 15 people.


Click here for the course outline   |   Click here for the application

Birds Seen This Week

Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Hermit Thrush, Veery, Wood Thrush, Blue-winged Warbler, Indigo Bunting, Willow Flycatcher, Bobolink, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Towhee, Baltimore Oriole, Orchard Oriole, Scarlet Tanager, Louisiana Waterthrush, Cedar Waxwing, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow Warbler, Ovenbird, Song Sparrow


Birds This Month 

Birds You Can Expect to See in July



Bird Walks and Programs

For more bird walks check the Trail Wood page  

* NOTE:  All Bird Walks are Limited to 6 people.

Andy will contact you regarding the location to meet.

** You MUST REGISTER by emailing and include:


Phone Number

Date & Title of Bird Walk

Number of people in your party.

Fish Hatchery Bird Walk in Plainfield
Thursday, July 2, 8 a.m.

We’ll hike this large property consisting of shrubland, pine forest, fields and water. Expect to find Osprey, Pine Warblers, Blue-winged Warblers, and much more! Fee: $20 CAS members; $30 non-members.

Whip-poor-will Walks
Friday, July 3, 8:30 p.m. – Robbins Preserve in Thompson
Saturday, July 4, 8:30 p.m. – Bull Hill Forest Preserve in Thompson/Woodstock
Saturday, July 25, 8:15 p.m. – Bull Hill Forest Preserve in Thompson/Woodstock

Andy will attempt to find calling whip-poor-wills at these preserves in Thompson & Woodstock, which have nesting whip-poor-wills. We’ll try to call in Owls as well. Bring a small flashlight or headlamp. Fee: $20 CAS members; $30 non-members.

Evening Bird Walks
Wednesday, July 8, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21, 6 p.m.

Join Andy Rzeznikiewicz as we look for different species of birds. We might find newly fledged young ones. Fee: $20 CAS members; $30 non-members.

Bull Hill Bird Watch/Hike
Thursday, July 9, 8 a.m.

Join Andy to explore this Wyndham Land Trust preserve in Thompson. We will look for birds and hike out to see the fabulous scenic vista. Fee: $20 CAS members; $30 non-members


Citizen Science Volunteer Monitoring Program

Winter Tracking / Training Hikes:

These hikes are subject to change due to weather conditions. Full training is six hikes; participants select hikes that suit their schedules. Registration is required. For info, email Training Fee per hike: $50 CAS members; $60 non-members.

For more information, call 860-928-4948 or contact Paula Coughlin, Citizen Science Coordinator: Hike dates subject to change due to weather. 




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