Who We Are Passionate and leading-edge aviculturists and educators. One of the largest collections of birds in North America. Home to over 80 species, totaling 400 birds from around the world. A breeding facility focused on maintaining genetic diversity of rare and endangered species. An education center for the next generation of conservationists.
What We Do We educate visitors of all ages on the importance of wildlife conservation through hands-on experiences with our waterfowl, their wetlands habitat, and our conservation programs.
How We Do It We offer direct access to and engagement with our leading-edge aviculturists, captivating educators, stunning rare birds, and peaceful wetlands habitat.
Why We Do It To inspire all visitors to value and protect our planet and the biodiversity that lives here, because the future of human health and well-being depends on it.
Accessibility: Our work is important to all, so it should be available to all. We also strive to make the complexity of the natural world understood by even the youngest who visit us.
Community: We are equally committed to our Litchfield County community and our global conservation community. Both are core to our mission.
Collaboration: We depend on the help of volunteers, educators, staff, researchers, conservation partners, and donors to fulfill our purpose.
Wonder: We approach our work with curiosity, always marveling at the beauty and diversity of our natural world. It is this wonder that motivates us daily and that we strive to share with our visitors.
Believers: We believe in our work, in our team, and in our mission to ensure the survival of waterfowl, their wetland habitats, and the web of life.
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