The Connecticut Audubon Society conserves Connecticut’s environment through science-based education, advocacy and conservation expertise focused on the state’s bird populations and habitats. Founded in 1898, the Connecticut Audubon Society is the state’s original and still independent Audubon organization.
The organization is based in Fairfield and has centers in Fairfield, Milford, Glastonbury, Pomfret, Old Lyme, and Sherman. It operates Birdcraft Sanctuary, a National Historic Landmark, and is currently renovating Birdcraft Museum, in Fairfield. Its EcoTravel program is based in Essex. Trail Wood, a nature preserve and the former home of naturalist Edwin Way Teale, in Hampton, has been recognized by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Society serves approximately 13,000 individual and family members. It manages 20 wildlife sanctuaries covering more than 3,400 acres. More than 200,000 children and adults annually participate in its education programs, include the award-winning Science in Nature program.