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Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center - Milford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 10.547 W 073° 06.086
18T E 659251 N 4560008
Quick Description: Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center Sanctuary at Milford Point - Milford, CT
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 5/9/2011 4:37:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMBD9M
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Coastal Center is an 8.4-acre Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary adjacent to the 840 acre Wheeler Salt Marsh at Milford Point. The center provides access to Long Island Sound’s tidal salt marshes, coastal dunes, tide pools and sandy beaches. The nature center has educational exhibits, live animals and program activity space. The building contains an indoor observation area overlooking the salt marsh. From this large room, visitors may use a permanently installed pair of powerful spotting scopes to view the abundant bird-life that inhabit the marsh. There is a staircase leading up two stores to an observation platform near the roof of the building. A wide variety of waterfowl use this area during migration as well as for nesting. An active osprey platform is in the marsh a few hundred yards from the north of the building.

A trail passes through the fragile dunes to a beach on Long Island Sound where one may encounter many shorebirds both during migration and year around. The area provides nesting habitat to the endangered piping plover and least tern.
Park Name: Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point

Sponsoring Organization: Connecticut Audubon Society

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Website: [Web Link]

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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Viewing room with spotting scopes in the building. Observation decks on the second and third floors. Outdoor viewing deck overlooking the salt marsh. Outdoor observation deck overlooking the Long Island Sound.

Parking Coordinates: N 41° 10.575 W 073° 06.075

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