AT FARMINGTON BAY, every day is different. The colors are always changing and the birds are always on the move. Here's a peek at some seasonal highlights:
During the month of February, you can see as many as 400 bald eagles on site. Bald Eagle Day is usually held the second Saturday in February and is considered the center's biggest event of the year. Volunteers with spotting scopes are stationed along Farmington Bay's main dike road so you can get a great view of the eagles. Check the Nature Center calendar for specific dates and times.
During the month of March, as many as 10,000 tundra swans pass through Farmington Bay WMA on their annual migration to their arctic breeding grounds. They come to rest and feed on sego pondweed tubers, which they pull from the large ponds of Farmington Bay WMA. The annual Tundra Swan Day is usually held the second Saturday in March. Volunteers are stationed along our dike roads with spotting scopes to help you get a better look at these beautiful birds. Check the Nature Center calendar for specific dates and times.
Check the Nature Center calendar for other events, such as scout merit badge classes, presentations and more.
Usual hours run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and sometimes on Saturdays. We're closed Sundays and holidays. Please see our calendar for more information.