Birding

Aspetuck Land Trust has many preserves which provide ideal habitat for native and migrating birds.  From coastal salt marshes like our Great Salt Marsh Island Preserve in Fairfield's Ash Creek which has a fabulous Osprey nesting platform, to the open meadows at our Randall's Farm Preserve in Easton.  In Trout Brook Valley, 141 bird species have been documented by CT Audubon as of June 2012 as part of a wildlife survey being conducted on the property.  The open fields of the orchard in Trout Brook Valley provide world-class hawk habitat and are some of the last great fields on the New England coast. During a migratory bird survey in the Fall of 2012, 57 bird species were identified in 4 hours.

The following preserves are our top suggestions for birding:

Weston: LeGallienne Bird Sanctuary

12.5 Acres - Preserved in 1969 Georgetown Rd., Weston Google Maps Directions For a detailed map of the trails, please visit the LeGallienne Bird Sanctuary Map. About LeGallienne Bird Sanctuary A quiet hillside with intriguing reflections of Westons past. The trail, occasionally steep, is about a mile long ...

Weston: Stonebridge Preserve

21 Acres - Preserved in 1969 Newtown Turnpike, Weston Google Maps Directions For a detailed map of the trails, please visit the  Stonebridge Preserve Map. About Stonebridge Preserve Bring a camera and a fishing pole! The mile-long trail (sometimes rocky) wanders through a rolling meadow and dense woods, ...

Westport: Allen Salt Marsh

6 acres Preserved 1984 Grove Point Rd. Google Maps Directions About Allen Salt Marsh This beautiful salt marsh preserve on the western side of the Mill Pond is non-trailed but offers access for viewing the wildlife and scenery of the spectacular Mill Pond. Donated by the Northrop ...

Bridgeport: Great Salt Marsh Island

14 acres Preserved year Location Google Maps Directions For a detailed map of the trails, please visit the Great Salt Marsh Island Map   About Great Salt Marsh Island In 2004 the possibility of the development of Great Salt Marsh Island was brought to the attention of the Aspetuck Land ...

Small Pond 34 acres Preserved 2012 Sport Hill Rd (Rt 59), Easton Google Maps Directions For a detailed map of the trails, please visit the Randalls Farm Preserve Map. About Randalls Farm Preserve A former dairy farm operated by the Randall family, Randall's Farm preserve is a scenic 34-acre ...

Westport: Newman-Poses Preserve

39 acres — Preserved 2011 Between 307 & 313 Bayberry Lane, Westport Google Maps Directions For a detailed map of the trails, please visit the Newman Poses Preserve Map About Newman — Poses Preserve Say hello to a flock of wild turkeys while ...