Connecticut Audbon Society
The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
Programs & Events

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Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday at the RTP Estuary Center!

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RTP Estuary Center Migration Magic Programs

Migration Magic is a month-long family-friendly celebration of Connecticut’s birds.

It features more than three dozen bird walks at 28 preserves and parks in 20 communities around the state, plus an array of webinars, presentations, talks and even a concert.

One highlight is the month-long Birdathon, for people of all ages and all skill levels. Participate in this friendly competition at any time during May 2024. The goal is to spot as many bird species as you can. The Birdathon is a fundraiser for bird conservation in the state. Great fun and great prizes for a great cause!


Check Out the events happening with the RTP Estuary Center Here 

(Don’t forget to check out our sanctuary birding checklist when you come to visit us!)

 Click Here for Dates and Times for Birding at the RTP Estuary Center

Click Here to Support the RTP Estuary Center in the Birdathon 

 Click HERE to learn all about Migration Magic!


Youth Programs

Art and Science Adventures

Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15 and 22; 1:30-3p.m.
RTP Estuary Center

Explore the wonders of nature in our Art & Science Adventures 4-week program! Get ready to spread your wings and dive into the colorful world of birds, wildlife, habitats, plants, and insects. Each session is packed with fascinating discoveries and hands-on artistic adventures that will ignite your creativity and curiosity! Program for ages 7-12. Register for one session or all four! Parents/Guardians are welcome to drop off or stick around and explore our sanctuary! $15 per session for members $18 for non-members or $55 for members for all 4 $67 for non members

All participants will need the following forms in order to participate: Registration form, Authorized Dismissal Form, Health Form

Click here to learn about each week’s theme!

Register Here for all four sessions

Register Here for Saturday, June 1

Register Here for Saturday, June 8

Register Here for Saturday, June 15

Register Here for Saturday, June 22


Adult Programs

Spring Bird Walk

Saturday, May 25; 9-11 am
Clark Park, Old Saybrook

Spring is one of the most exciting times to go birding in CT, as many species of shorebirds and songbirds make their way back to the state from their wintering grounds further south. Join us as we search for spring migrants at some of the best birding spots in southern CT.
–  Walk will be an approximately 1-1.5 mile walk on mostly level, dirt trails. Bathroom at trailhead.

 $13 members/$18 non-members

Register here


Check Out All of Our Migration Magic Programs Here!

Click Here to Learn About and Participate in Our Community Science Programs


Webinars via Zoom


Pollinating Birds Webinar

Wednesday, June 5; 6-7 pm

When we think of flowers and pollinators, we usually think of bees and other insects. Did you know that birds play an important role in plant pollination as well? In this webinar, Conservation & Education Cooridinator Joe Attwater will go over these unique birds and the ecosystem roles they play. Joe will discuss: Birds role in pollination, species of pollinating birds, threats & conservation.

Register here for Zoom link



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