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Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret


Located in Connecticut's 'Quiet Corner,' the Connecticut Audubon Society's Grassland Bird Conservation Center at Pomfret is surrounded by our 700-acre Bafflin Sanctuary. The Center is a community based facility offering programming for all ages year round. The Bafflin Sanctuary is actively managed for grassland, shrubland, and woodland birds, as well as other wildlife and is a nationally recognized Important Bird Area. Over 200 species of birds have been observed. The Bafflin Sanctuary is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk for hiking and birding. Programs at the Center at Pomfret include bird walks, trail hikes, photography workshops, seasonal workshops and lectures, environmental education programs, and Citizen Science training and projects. Also offered are after-school nature clubs, summer and school vacation camps (ages pre-K to high-school).

The Center manages the Society's Trail Wood Sanctuary, located in Hampton Connecticut. Once the home of Pulitzer Prize-winning nature writer Edwin Way Teale, the 168-acre sanctuary now offers well-developed trails and programming for adults, families, and children. Visitors may view the small museum on the property as well as his writing cabin. Museum visits are by appointment only, however, the sanctuary is open year round from dawn to dusk for hiking and birding.


Sarah Cooper

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Beautiful wild property, be sure 2 check 4 ticks....

Tony Stagnitta

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
The museum/gift shop is incredible. Great prices on books and gifts. Awesome artwork and taxidermy animals for viewing. The trails are great, you can easily spend a full day exploring. I saw birds that are very difficult to just see in your back yard, they were worth the trip.

Michelle Benton

Friday, June 16, 2017
Truly an amazing Pomfret experience. The sights, sounds and fresh country air is mesmerizing. What wonderfully run programs and people who run them! A must see!

John Halloran

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
A nice Audubon sanctuary with a variety of woodlands, meadows, and fields that are planted with crops. A couple of brooks pass through the property. The focus of the property is being a bird sanctuary, and it is a great spot for birdwatchers.

Mark Koncewicz

Saturday, Sep. 2, 2017
Beautiful, tranquil location to see birds. Saw a blue bird and golden finches.

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