Inspiration for the kids in your life!

Nothing excites us more than introducing kids to nature, and giving names to all of the things they see right outside in their own yards. We all were inspired to notice nature by someone in our lives, whether it was a parent or grandparent, aunt or uncle, or a fun scout leader or teacher. We’ve…

Read More
Wrap Around Squirrel Baffle, available at The Audubon Shop, the best shop for nature lovers, Madison CT

How to Keep Squirrels OFF of Feeders – Forever!

Squirrels…if they only knew that a whole industry has arisen devoted to keeping them off of bird feeders. A little cooperation would be appreciated, guys… Over the past 33 years we here at The Audubon Shop have tried and tested many types of bird feeders and squirrel baffles, and have come up with some great…

Read More
Hummingbird Feeders, available at The Audubon Shop, the best store for birders, Madison, CT

Where are the hummingbirds?

In early June we start fielding phone calls at the shop about hummingbirds’ arrival here in CT, as in: “Where are MY hummingbirds?” We are often so enthusiastic about seeing them again – a signal in April that winter is finally over! People recall seeing swarms of them at flowers and nectar feeders during the…

Read More
North American Warbler Guide App, available at The Audubon Shop, the best shop for bird watchers, Madison CT

How to Learn Bird Song

•   As the earth rotates and we in the northern hemisphere start enjoying longer hours of daylight, there’s a shift in bird behavior, too. Our ancestors likely studied birds and came to understand that they were valuable to watch, as signalers of the earth’s rhythms. •    One such behavior is singing. Volumes have been written…

Read More


Hello Everyone! We regret to inform you that all of our Spring 2020 bird walks at Hammonasset State Park are cancelled due to safety concerns. We’re just as bummed out as you are! We hope to resume our bird walks in the Fall, so stay tuned for updates. We also update our Facebook (@theaudubonshop) and…

Read More
Rainbow Driftwood Wind Chime, available at The Audubon Shop, the best shop for bird watchers, Madison CT

Adding to our Gift Department

Greetings, By request, we will be slowly adding popular items from our ever-changing gift department. There are several fun bird-themed gifts we need to add, but it’s a lot of work, so bear with us! If you’ve been in the shop, and would like to see product availability on our site, please let us know…

Read More

We are OPEN!

After a long 7 weeks of website orders, phone orders and Curbside Delivery only, we have opened our doors to customer visits! Masks are required for entering the shop to browse, and we’ve placed hand sanitizer at the door and at the counter (which we will appreciate you using). We’re taking credit cards, cash and…

Read More
Bird Nesting Boxes, available at The Audubon Shop, the best shop for birdwatchers, Madison CT

Nesting Box 202: How to Place and Maintain your Bird Houses

When considering placing a new nesting box in your yard, it’s helpful to think about your responsibilities. It’s fun to think about hosting a brood of birds during nesting time, but what do we need to do to try to make sure that the birds are successful?   First, make sure the box you choose…

Read More
Male Eastern Bluebird perched below his bluebird house.

Nesting Box 101

We often field phone calls and questions about buying nesting boxes and the best placement and maintenance of them, so it’s time to write it all down!   Here’s Part One, because it’s fascinating to know the science behind where birds nest. Part two will be placement of boxes and maintenance.   At The Audubon…

Read More
What it's Like to Be a Bird, by David Alle3n Sibley, available at The Audubon Shop, the best shop for birdwatchers, Madison, CT

What it’s Like to be a Bird!

We’re pumped about this book, and it’s now in stock! The bird book for birders and non-birders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing–and why. “Can birds smell?” “Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?” “Do…

Read More