Connecticut Is Home To The Oldest Songbird Sanctuary In The Nation And It's Incredible
Nature lovers have long enjoyed the Connecticut Audubon Society properties scattered throughout the state. These lands are preserved bird habitats and provide the public peaceful places to take a walk and enjoy the local wildlife. What you might not realize is that Connecticut is actually home to the oldest private songbird sanctuary in the nation. Established over 100 years ago, the Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary is National Historic Landmark and the perfect spot for a little escape into nature.
Established in 1914, the Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary is a little slice of bird lover's paradise in Fairfield. It was granted National Historic Landmark status in 1993.
The six-acre preserve is open to the public Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. As with the Audubon Society's other properties, strolling the grounds is a real treat.
Discover signage throughout the sanctuary giving you an insight into the birds and habitats on the property.
Photographers and nature lovers alike love catching a glimpse of the birds that call this area home. Over 120 different species have been recorded on the property.
The Birdcraft Sanctuary is also a bird banding location. Operating since the 1970s, birds are safely banded and released back into the wild to help gather information to preserve the songbird species. The station is open on weekdays during the spring and fall.
In addition to seeing the birds and hearing their songs, you can also catch sight of other wildlife. This area attracts many butterflies making it even more magical.
The next time you find yourself down on the Gold Coast in the Fairfield area, the Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary is a peaceful pitstop to make.
Learn more by visiting the Connecticut Audubon Society
. You can also follow them on
to get all the updates on their latest events. Address: 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
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