Latin: Spinus tristis
Connecting people with nature while promoting a sense of environmental stewardship through natural science educational programs.
White-breasted Nuthatch. Photo: William Dix/Audubon Photography Awards
Welcome to the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center—a home for discovery and exploration. Managed by Audubon New York, the center was established in 1923 as the country’s first National Audubon Society songbird sanctuary. Theodore Roosevelt’s gravesite sits at the edge of the sanctuary property. Our 14 acres boast extensive native plant demonstration gardens, several small ponds, a mile of hiking trails, and our famous Bessie Potter Vonnoh fountain sculpture.
Please note that the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center is unable to take in injured or sick wildlife. If you are experiencing a wildlife emergency, consult these widlife rehabilitation website through the DEC or Animal Help Now to find a facility who is able to help.
zoom webinar - $35 per person - continuing educations credits available
Join Audubon for a virtual half-day workshop. Designed for landscape professionals and the general public, this online program will focus on best practices for working in native plant gardens while considering our changing environment and the affects of climate change. For more information on our presentations, view the digital event flyer here!
Support the sanctuary, its education programming, community outreach, and the birds of Oyster Bay and beyond.
Kids Day Out! November 11, 2022
Bird Banding Demonstration: November 19, 2022
Friday Morning Birdwalks at the TR Sanctuary at 9 am. Meet at the entrance to the gardens.
October 21st, 28th. November 4th, 11th, 18th
Free! Donations welcome.