Station 43 Wildlife Sanctuary

Station 43

Station 43 comprises 9.1 acres of shallow pond and marsh, bordered by over 400 acres of wetland, meadows, and active farmland on our south, west, and north boundaries, and by 100 acres of wooded higher ground to the east.

Located below the 20 ft elevation contour in the Connecticut River flood plain in South Windsor, this is one of the most productive inland bird watching sites in Connecticut and is a Special Focus Area of the Silvio Conte NFWR. Ten Endangered, nine Threatened and nine Special Concern bird species have been reported here, among 229 total bird species.

The trail entrance to Station 43 is directly opposite where Newberry Road intersects Main Street in South Windsor.  Park on Main Street (please don't block any driveways or mailboxes), and walk west from the intersection on what starts as a rutted driveway and quickly turns into a trail.  Follow the trail out to the pond and observation deck.  Our property ends with the observation deck.  Wearing boots and bug repellent are highly recommended.  Many areas are wet and muddy in most seasons.