Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center

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.

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Looking to get involved? Fill out our online volunteer application to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

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.

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2023 Native Plant Sales

September Native Plant Sales

Pre-order Sale: Orders due by Thursday, 8/31, in-person pickup on Saturday, 9/9
In-person Plant Sale: Saturday, 9/9 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Fall planting time is an excellent time to plant shrubs, put in new beds, and add to and refresh existing beds.
If you are looking for native plants to plant at fall planting time then look no further! Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center is holding a Native Plant Sales just in time for fall planting season!

We are having a Native Plant Pre-order Sale, to be picked up on or after September 9th,  from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Pre-orders are due on 8/31/23

Please also feel free to peruse our fall-focused pollinator and monarch sale on Saturday, September 9th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the TR Sanctuary. The plants for the in-person sale will focus on fall-blooming perennial plants for fall pollinators, so we will have a selection of Asters, non-invasive Goldenrods, and food for Monarch Butterfly caterpillars a.k.a. the Milkweeds! Our native plant expert, Joy, is here to answer questions and give recommendations.

Want to order plants for a larger project, and need advice? Please feel free to schedule an appointment with Joy @ (631)766-3075, between 8/23/2023 and 8/31/23 to help you plan your garden and your order, so you can best support the birds and pollinators in your habitats.


Email Joy Cirigliano at for more information.

Check out our Facebook and Instagram, for  more information on plant sales.

2023 Upcoming Programs & Events

Native Plants Workshop on Saturday, July 15, 2023 

8:30 am - 12 noon

How to Restore Native Habitat in our Yards, Public Places, and Open Spaces

...a half-day workshop for landscape professionals and the general public. One-hour lecture on-site or via Zoom followed by a 2-hour hands-on workshop on-site at the TR Sanctuary

$50 per person - ZOOM and in-person field lessons

$25 per person - ZOOM lecture only

Click Here for Flyer with all the program details!

Click Here to Register!  Space is limited!

Illustration of a white pelican. It's beak is the colors of the Progress Pride Flag.
Photo: Bird Warde/@nepeteaa

Let's Go Birding Together! Bird Walk

Celebrate Pride Month at the Sanctuary with a FREE evening tour of our gardens and trails. Register here.

Friday, June 23, 2023
6:00 PM — 7:30 PM EST

The TR Sanctuary welcomes everyone year round, but we love hosting this inclusive bird walk for the LGBTQIAP++ community, their allies, and their loved ones in honor of pride month each year! Learn more about Audubon's Let's Go Birding Together program series.

Summer Sanctuary Adventures

Registration is now OPEN! Register here.
Click here for session information!

The 2023 Season will run from July 10 — August 31, 2023 for 8 sessions of outdoor fun. Program runs Monday - Thursdays from 9:00 am — 3:00 pm.

For more information on sessions, themes, age groups, and more, view our brochure onlineEmail additional questions to Julie Nelsen, Education Manager, at

2023 Spring Benefit: Centennial Celebration and Ribbon Cutting

Our benefit was a great success and our new Wood Thrush Visitors Center is open!

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Logo of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, featuring a simple illustration of an Osprey in flight.

Thank to the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for their support in helping to bring the sanctuary's history to life for visitors.