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Audubon Community Nature Center
Have you ever been curious about the birds you see or hear?
To learn about them, you can visit Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) on Tuesday or Saturday, September 20 or 24, 10 a.m. to noon, for an “accessible birding” open house and outing.
Whether you are new to birding or are looking to expand your knowledge, come experience and enjoy all that birds have to offer.
Both days will include indoor and outdoor options for hands-on exploration and the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance from an ACNC educator.
Learn about bird adaptations by interacting with real bird artifacts such as wings, talons, skulls, and nests. Head outside to explore birds by sight and sound as you pass through ponds and wetlands on a short, flat trail.
From the paved trail and Blue Heron Overlook you can view local bird residents as well as those passing through on their way south.
Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from Audubon.
To help you find and identify birds along the trail, on Saturday there will be two guided walks, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The first walk will focus on birding by sight, while the second will focus on birding by sound.
Outdoor portions of this program will be available in all but the most inclement weather.
This program is free for both children and adults. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 or through the Programs and Events page at AudubonCNC.org. Walk-ins welcome.
Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. You can visit the nearly 600-acre nature preserve and visit with Audubon’s three live birds of prey, enjoy the native tree arboretum, gardens, picnic areas and natural play space and hike the six miles of trails dawn until dusk daily for free.
The three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays, a collection of live animals including the Hellbender exhibit and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Sundays, 1 – 4:30 p.m. Nature Center members and SNAP/EBT cardholders have free building admission daily. Building admission is also free every Sunday for non-Nature Center members.
To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345, find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook, or visit AudubonCNC.org, where you will find the most up-to-date COVID-19 Notice at the top of the page.
Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.