The Blue Heron Gift Shop is located in the Audubon Community Nature Center and normally shares the same hours.
Nature Center Members always enjoy a 10% discount on all items in the Gift Shop.

All proceeds directly support Audubon Community Nature Center.

Chautauqua County Shop Where I Live has combined the passion for buying local and the ease of shopping online into one easy-to-use site for both the consumer and the small business. You can now shop many local businesses, including Audubon Community Nature Center, at the same time, year-round, 24/7, from the comfort of your own home. Click here to start shopping ACNC’s Shop Local CHQ page.

Blue Heron Gift Shop has become an affiliate on

This website offers thousands of titles available to ship direct to you from the warehouse, to benefit independent booksellers and nonprofits. It represents far more than the gift shop can stock at the physical store in Audubon Community Nature Center. Any book purchased while in the Audubon Community Nature Center ‘Bookshop’, whether from your own title searches or from the ACNC suggested lists, Audubon receives 10% of the purchase!

Next time you are considering buying books online stop by Bookshop.

If you purchase seed through the birdseed sale, orders will be ready for pickup on Saturday, February 13, 2021 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

To place your order call (716) 569-2345, or order online by Friday, January 29, 2021.


The Blue Heron Gift Shop holds a Birdseed Sale twice annually. If you miss the sale, or run out before the next, Audubon’s very own Conewango Blend bird seed is sold in the Blue Heron Gift Shop at the Nature Center year-round, and at the following locations:

  • Anderson’s Produce – Jamestown, NY (seasonal)
  • Ashville General Store – Ashville, NY
  • Howe’s True Value – Warren, PA
  • Lakewood Apothecary – Lakewood, NY
  • Lighthouse Point Grocery – Mayville, NY
  • Oneida Lumber ACE Hardware – Warren, PA
  • Robert’s Nursery – Falconer, NY (seasonal)
  • Russell Veterinary Hospital – Russell, PA
  • Wegmans – Lakewood, NY

Drive-Thru Shop

Browse through the available items by clicking on the book shelf images to view items in closer detail. When you know what you’d like, call the Nature Center between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, at (716) 569-2345. Place your order with an Audubon representative, and pay with a credit card. 

A pick-up time is determined when you place your order. Drive up to the front sidewalk at your appointed time and your order will be brought out to you.

Gift cards are also available. 

The Blue Heron Gift Shop focuses on items that strengthen the connection between people and nature.
Some of the items that you can find in the shop include:

  • Nature related books and field guides
  • Nature/sustainable crafting books
  • Notecards and postcards
  • Stickers
  • Bird feeders
  • Bird seed and suet cakes
  • Beeswax candles and soaps
  • Local jams and jellies
  • Apparel
  • Nesting boxes and nest box building kits
  • Bat boxes
  • Local honey
  • Jewelry
  • Mugs
  • Handmade gifts
  • Walking sticks
  • Puppets and stuffed animals
  • Puzzles
  • Nature related toys
  • Insect nets and other nature exploration tools


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions

Hours and Admission

Nature Center:

Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Click here for holiday closings

Temporarily by donation

Grounds and Liberty:

Daily, year round from dawn to dusk
Free of charge

Thank you, Community Partners

Audubon Community Partners make a significant financial contribution each year because they believe that every child deserves the opportunity to have a real and healthy connection to nature.

Curt and Susie Westrom

Bob and Kathy Frucella
Carnahan-Jackson Foundation

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Holmberg Foundation
Hultquist Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

Lenna Foundation
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation