Sharon Audubon Center, Sharon

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Environmental Education, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Nature Center, and Wildlife Preserve—Sharon Audubon Center consists of 1,147 acres of primarily forest land. It includes 11 miles of trails and two ponds. The main building houses a small hands-on natural history museum, the Audubon Nature Store, and the children's Adventure Center. The immediate grounds include a raptor aviary with live birds of prey, gardens maintained with the help of Millbrook Garden Club, a butterfly house, and working sugarhouse (formerly an ice house.)

We also serve as as the hub for Audubon’s Forests conservation work in Connecticut. The majority of our programs and events are held at our center, which is also the location of our Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. Our staff and volunteers are on duty to help people who find injured and orphaned wildlife and to answer questions and interface with the public.


As the steward of the Emily Winthrop Miles Wildlife Audubon Sanctuary, Sharon Audubon Center manages 1,500 acres of habitat amidst 5,000 acres of protected open space. In addition to forest land, the Miles sanctuary features 2 miles of the Carse Brook Wetlands that supports a wide variety of flora and fauna, some on the endangered species list. Though none of the buildings are currently open to the public, the sanctuary itself is open for visitation and the trail around Miles Pond boasts some of the best wildlife viewing in the region.

The Emily Winthrop Miles Wildlife Audubon Sanctuary is the training and research part of Sharon Audubon Center's operation. With a small residential facility, Miles is able to house interns and scientists who use the sanctuary for fieldwork and environmental study.
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  • We visited the Audubon Center in Sharon on a chilly morning. There is a small gift shop & museum with live animals (turtles & birds) on display. We hiked the Bog Meadow trail, which took us to two.....  more »
  • The nature center building(s) house a few exhibits of birds, snakes, and turtles. But the real attraction at this facility is the collection of raptor enclosures, containing an adult bald eagle...  more »
  • Really quite, easy trails. Beautiful scenery. The raptor aviary was awesome. I've never seen birds that big so close before. They were such majestic creatures.
  • Unfortunately, we went on a day they were closed. However, we really enjoyed the raptor aviary. Even in the pouring rain

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