The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center Programs & Events

Birding Basics: Observing the Osprey

Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m.
Hammonasset, Meig’s Point

Osprey at Griswold Point, photo by Brock Graham

Spring in Connecticut means the return of the iconic Osprey from their southern wintering grounds.

They can be spotted all along the shore, and often return to the same nesting site year after year.

Join us to welcome them back to Connecticut, and learn more about these beautiful birds that have become synonymous with our shorelines. Free to the public. To register, click here.

Open House

Sunday, March 25, 1-3 p.m.
90 Halls Road, Old Lyme

Join our staff at the RTPEC as we celebrate the opening of our new center in Old Lyme! Enjoy refreshments and talk to our staff and board about hopes for the center and upcoming programs. This program is free and open to all ages.

Click here to RSVP. 





Stargazing in Spring

This program has been moved to April 13 due to weather. 

Friday, April 13, 8 p.m. 
White Sands Beach, Old Lyme

Join our executive director, Patrick Comins, for a free stargazing program at White Sands Beach in Old Lyme.

Open to all ages, this program will focus on the late winter skies over Connecticut and basic navigation of the night sky.

We will be looking for the Orion Nebula and the Pleiades. If the sky is clear, we might also see Venus and Mercury! 

Click here to register now.




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