Burlingham House Visitor Center Closed
Please note the visitor center is closed December 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Park grounds are open daily year-round from dawn to dusk. Maps, brochures, and the Passport to Your National Parks stamp are available on the porch of the visitor center.
Winter Weather Information
Although park grounds remain open in snowy weather, snow removal will be minimal and restrooms may be locked. Be aware and plan ahead, as trails and parking areas may not be cleared. Use caution if driving to the park, as road conditions may be hazardous.
A breeding bird survey of the park was conducted in 2002 and 2003. This survey identified 65 species of birds, 38 of which were confirmed or suspected to be breeding in the park. An additional 25 species could breed within the park based on current breeding ranges and habitat associations. Three migrant species Magnolia warbler, Black-throated warbler and Wilson’s warbler were detected.
Of the species breeding in the park, seven are listed as priority species in the Partners In Flight (PIF) Landbird Conservation Plan for southern New England. They are wood thrush, Louisiana waterthrush, Scarlet Tanager, Hairy woodpecker, Eastern wood peewee, and Black-and-White warbler. Two of the species seen are listed as endangered, by the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, the Barn owl and Sharp-shinned hawk, while Red-shouldered hawk is listed as a species of conservation concern in Connecticut.
Breeding Landbird Monitoring at Weir Farm NHS (PDF 219 KB)
Did You Know?
Painter Julian Alden Weir wanted to build a rural retreat in the Keene Valley area of the Adirondacks, but decided instead that his farm in Branchville, Connecticut, now preserved as Weir Farm National Historic Site, would make a more suitable home for his family.