History

Our History

Audubon Connecticut is one of Connecticut's premier conservation & environmental organizations.

Audubon's Mission: 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.

Audubon Connecticut—an operating unit of the National Audubon Society—is one of Connecticut's premier conservation and environmental education organizations. 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.

National Audubon has had a presence in Connecticut dating back to 1941 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 National Audubon presence in Connecticut has grown to include 3 Audubon Centers, 4 major sanctuaries and a number of smaller sanctuaries, protecting 4,500 acres.

Through our network of Education Centers and Nature Sanctuaries, Audubon:

  • Protects 4,500 acres of land
  • Provides up-to-the minute education programs designed to connect people with nature
  • 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
  • Curbing light pollution and halting the spread of invasive exotic species

Through our Important Bird Area's Program, Audubon:

  • Identified a network of more than 30 key areas for birds statewide
  • Works with landowners; government agencies; and other conservation organizations to 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

Through our Conservation Program, Audubon works with community groups across the state on local conservation issues.

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