Located a mile from Interstate 84 between Danbury and Waterbury, Connecticut, Bent of the River Audubon Center features 700 acres of Audubon-owned and -managed land with over one mile of frontage on the Pomperaug River, as well as wetlands, early successional habitats, and a mix of forest types. Bent of the River encompasses widely diverse habitats, which support a fascinating mix of plants and animals, unique geology, and a rich cultural history that dates back to 1673.
A complex of historic buildings and a portion of the Rochambeau Trail make visitors feel as if they have stepped back in time. An 1800s-era historic barn functions as the center building with Audubon displays. A covered viewing deck, off the barn, is a popular spot for visitors to catch close-up views of feeder birds. The center and staff are dedicated to Audubon’s open space and working lands conservation efforts in Connecticut, which strive to protect species like Blue-winged Warbler and Indigo Bunting.
To learn more about Bent of the River, including hours of operation, location and directions, staff, programs, and history, please visit the Bent of the River Audubon Center website.
Bent of the River Audubon Center
185 East Flat Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488