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Protecting birds and their habitats

Photo: Snowy Owl

Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. We envision a Connecticut with a rich and diverse natural heritage, where there is ample habitat for birds and other wildlife, where a majority of its people appreciate and participate in their natural environment, and whose children are educated and motivated to become the conservation leaders of tomorrow.

Audubon Connecticut—a state office of the National Audubon Society—is one of Connecticut's premier conservation and environmental education organizations. With the support of its Board of Directors, our top-notch staff of seasoned professionals works hard to carry out the Audubon mission within the state—protecting birds, other wildlife, and their habitats through education, research, advocacy, and land protection.

The National Audubon Society has had a presence in Connecticut dating back to 1943 with the establishment of the Audubon Center in Greenwich as the first National Audubon Society Nature Education Center in the country. Over the years, the Audubon presence in Connecticut has grown to include three Audubon Centers , four major sanctuaries and a number of smaller sanctuaries, and seven Audubon chapters.
 

Through our network of Education Centers and nature sanctuaries, Audubon:

  • Protects 4,500 acres of land
  • Provides education programs designed to connect people with nature and build a culture of conservation
  • Strives to reach one in four school children with top quality nature education opportunities

At the state Capitol, Audubon advocates for:

  • Funding for state wildlife management programs and open space land preservation
  • Defending the state's environmental laws
  • Protecting families and the state's environment from harmful impacts of pesticides

Through our Important Bird Area Program Audubon:

  • Identified a network of more than 30 Important Bird Areas (IBA) for birds statewide
  • Works with landowners, government agencies, and other conservation organizations to identify and recognize new IBAs and restore and protect important bird habitats
  • Links Connecticut's Important Bird Areas with a national and global network of sites crucial to the long-term survival of bird species

To extend our reach beyond our borders, Audubon works with partner organizations across the state and relies on a diverse network of volunteers and supporters. Join us today and be a part of Connecticut’s most effective conservation team!

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