Birds of Prey

The New Canaan Nature Center Birds of Prey Exhibit features seven aviaries and is open to the public from dawn to dusk everyday. These animals cannot be released into the wild for a variety of reasons and are used in teaching programs. Click on each link below to learn more about each of the birds of prey on exhibit.

In addition to the birds of prey on exhibit, the New Canaan Nature Center also has a Barn Owl and American Kestrel as a part of our teaching collection.

Sponsor An Animal

You can help support the care of our live animal collection by participating in our Sponsor an Animal program. Your financial support funds the cost of medications, food and personal care, as well as proper housing and upkeep of the animal enclosures. Because each animal's needs are different, the cost of sponsorship varies. For information about animals which are currently available for sponsorship e-mail Jennifer Rayher or call (203) 966-9577 x50.