Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat

Stay up to date with the most recent news on the additional birds of prey project happening at Audubon Community Nature Center.
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For those of you who told us to dream bigger, thank you! We are truly dreaming and planning big. With the support of generous donors, construction has started on the Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat.

This project consists of an animal care room that is large enough for behind the scenes tours and three to four animal enclosures. We are building the new habitats adjacent to Liberty the Bald Eagle’s enclosure to create a corridor of wildlife for visitors to enjoy. We hope that the addition of these animals will enrich the relationship between people and nature by offering a greater diversity of species to whom visitors can connect.

As the staff lead for Animal Care, I am currently training with live birds of prey, such as hawks and owls, and researching care for these animals in preparation to obtain additional birds that will live in the Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat.

Please check back for updates on the project throughout 2021 – 2022.

-Kim Turner
Education Assistant


Groundbreaking – January 2021

Audubon Community Nature Center celebrated National Bird Day, January 5, 2021 in an exceptional way: with an informal groundbreaking ceremony for the Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat. Actual construction is anticipated to begin by mid-February.

ACNC so excited about this project and its potential for enriching the connection between people and nature. Planning for this project began in 2019 and it could be spring of next year before the new animal residents arrive, but it will be worth all the time and effort.

Construction Completed – June 2021

The construction of the Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat is complete! But there is still much to do before Audubon can welcome additional birds to the Nature Center. Kim Turner is still earning her hours of training, federal and state permits must be obtained to legally house the birds, care and education supplies must be purchased, and habitats must be built within the aviaries. Please consider donating to the project to help with purchasing supplies that are still needed for the project. 

Liberty the Bald Eagle

Liberty the Bald Eagle is back on display. You are welcome to visit from dawn to dusk. 

A special thanks to Tamarack Wildlife Center and Wild Spirit Education for being wonderful mentors through this process.


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions

Hours and Admission

Nature Center Hours:

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

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Building Admission:

Members - Free
Non-member Adult (ages 16+) - $6
Non-member Child (ages 3 - 15) - $2
Children ages 2 and under - Free
Maximum cost for a Family - $15
Free admission to the Nature Center for SNAP/EBT cardholders.
Free admission for all on Sundays

Grounds and Outdoor Exhibits:

Open daily, year round from dawn to dusk free of charge

Click here for holiday closings

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.

Carnahan-Jackson Foundation
Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Curt and Susie Westrom
Holmberg Foundation
Hultquist Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

Lenna Foundation
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation

Bob Frucella's Tax Service
Bush Furniture, a Brand of eSolutions Furniture 
Hal and Mary Conarro
Univera Healthcare
Weinberg Financial Group
Whirley Drinkworks