Welcome to Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary

The natural side of the Hudson River.

Unfortunately, the area has been experiencing an overflow of car traffic as visitors park in our eight spots. This week, that led to our parking lot being temporarily closed by the town.  However, the Sanctuary is still open.  Due to the difficult parking situation, we would like to remind you that parking along the side of Indian Brook Road is illegal, and that the town will have vehicles towed at the owner's expense. We appreciate the public’s understanding and commitment to creating a safe space for birds and people and hope to have this resolved in the near future.

Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary is a unique and beautiful tidal marsh located in Putnam County, New York, and serves as vital natural habitat in the Hudson River Estuary. It is located in Putnam County, New York on the east shore of the Hudson River, just south of the village of Cold Spring. The marsh is an Audubon New York Important Bird Area, a New York State Bird Conservation Area, and is designated as a Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat.

We conduct nature education programs for visiting groups, bird studies, invasive species management and habitat restoration efforts.  Please read our FAQ page for important information and a safe and enjoyable visit, and explore the above menus to learn more about Audubon New York's stewardship and education programs devoted to the conservation of birds, other wildife and their habitats across New York State.

Planning a Visit
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Planning a Visit

Important information about visiting Constitution Marsh

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Birds
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Birds

Birds of New York

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Group and Public Programs
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School Programs

Students become scientists when visiting Constitution Marsh

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Internship Programs
Programs

Internship Programs

Giving students the opportunity to work and learn about the conservation field.

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News and Updates

How To Do a "Bird Sit"
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How To Do a "Bird Sit"

Pause and enjoy a peaceful moment with the birds.

Art Project: This Place Is for the Birds!
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Art Project: This Place Is for the Birds!

After learning which migratory flyway they live in, kids create invitations that promote the local area as a good place for birds to stop or stay.

Game: Follow a Bird's Migration Story
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Game: Follow a Bird's Migration Story

Kids play an interactive game following the migration journeys of five species. Then, they write their own migration story.

How to: Create Window Decals to Prevent Bird Collisions
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How to: Create Window Decals to Prevent Bird Collisions

A fun and easy way to prevent migratory birds from flying into your windows.

"So Long, and Thanks to the Birds"
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"So Long, and Thanks to the Birds"

Reflecting on her time at Constitution Marsh, the 2019 Student Conservation Association Intern "Fledges the Nest."

New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change
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New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change

Enter your zip code into Audubon’s Birds and Climate Visualizer and it will show you how climate change will impact your birds and your community and includes ways you can help.

Ways to Combat and Adapt to Climate Change
Audubon In Action

Ways to Combat and Adapt to Climate Change

Audubon's network is working to build a brighter future for birds and people - locally, and nationally.

Partnerships Protect Birds
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Partnerships Protect Birds

Growing Audubon's conservation efforts through collaboration, inside and outside the organization.

How to Create a Bird Sanctuary
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How to Create a Bird Sanctuary

Tips and tricks for creating a bird-friendly community or backyard.

Birding to Breathe
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Birding to Breathe

Utilizing the natural world as a means of achieving mental wellness.

How you can help, right now