Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Rhode Island's wide diversity of coastal and inland habitats offers birders a variety of unique bird watching opportunities. Rhode Island is the nesting and breeding ground for numerous migrant species of coastal and inland birds. We are also fortunate to still have rare bird species on many of our lakes and ponds. Particularly during the spring and summer months, birders find Rhode Island a fascinating spot to view the many breeding species. With the large population of native and migrant birds, Rhode Island is the perfect destination for any birder looking to add to his or her “lifelist.”

Bird Watching

84 Locations Available in RI

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The following Bird Watching are listed in order by establishment name. Click on the establishment name for additional details and contact information.

Addieville East Farm
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Shooting and game preserve offers English Sporting Clays and upland game hunts. 900 acre farm. Fly0fishing, dog training, Lessons available in shotgun shooting and fly-fishing. Hunting and fishing trips to England and Canada. Gourmet game dinners. Corporate and family outings.

Arcadia Management Area
South County
14,000 acre management/recreation area in the Southwestern part of Rhode Island. Sports include fishing, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, horseback riding and motorcycling.

Audubon Society of RI Environmental Education Center
East Bay
The Audubon Environmental Education Center is a unique natural history museum and aquarium that puts fun and excitement into experiencing nature. Interactive environmental exhibits allow you to look inside a 33-foot life-size model of a Right Whale, observe marine life in a tide-pool tank, explore a cornfield at night, and view other fascinating nature exhibits. Walking trails lead from the Center across the 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge along a 1/4 mile boardwalk, which crosses the East Bay Bike path to Narragansett Bay.

Beavertail Lighthouse Museum
Newport County
The 1938 hurricane uncovered the original base of the third lighthouse established in America (1749), an interesting example of early Colonial stonework. The present granite tower, just north of the original light, was erected in 1856. The point also offers spectacular views of Rhode Island's Atlantic coastline. The assistant keepers quarters houses a museum featuring a 4th order fresnel lens, models of many RI lighthouses and a pictorial history of RI lighthouses.

Big River Management Area
Warwick & West Bay
Big River covers a total area of 8319 acres. The area is composed of mainly forest land (evergreens 4374 acres, deciduous 1781 acres), wetlands (1288 acres), agricultural lands (233 acres), and other areas (gravel, residential, etc. 407 acres). Major rivers or streams in the area are Big River, Nooseneck River, Congdon River and Carr River.

Black Farm Management Area
South County
Black Farm Management Area has a total land area of approximately 245 acres. The area is largely comprised of a mixed forest of hardwoods and evergreens consisting of oaks, maples, white pine and pitch pine. Dog training area.

Black Hut Management Area
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Black Hut covers a total land area of 1548 acres. The area is composed of primarily forest land (deciduous 1158 acres, evergreen 163 acres), wetlands (171 acres), and agricultural land (18.5 acres).

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
East Bay
Former summer home of Pennsylvania coal magnate, Augustus Van Wickle, this charming 45-room, turn-of-the-century mansion and 33-acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens overlook Narragansett Bay and historic Bristol harbor. One of the first and most innovative arboreta in America, it features 50,000 flowering spring bulbs, a Japanese water garden, exotic bamboo stand, a display garden and the largest giant sequoia east of the Rockies, among hundreds of unusual plantings.

Block Island Greenways
Block Island
There are about 25 miles of walking trails on Block Island that are open to the public free of charge for everyone to enjoy. A visitor center with merchandise and TNC t-shirts and hats also available. Also info on plant and animal life on Block Island.

Block Island National Wildlife Refuge
Block Island
Adjacent to a former U.S. Coast Guard light station, Block Island Refuge consists of 46 acres of sandy beaches and rolling dunes. Although no developed trail system exists, the site is accessible by foot over sandy terrain. Much of the property adjacent to the refuge, including 105-acre Sachem Pond, is managed by the Town of New Shoreham as a conservation area.

Buck Hill Management Area
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Buck Hill covers a total land area of 2049 acres. The area is composed of primarily forest land (deciduous 1815 acres, evergreen 3.2 acres), wetlands (201 acres), and agricultural lands (14.6 acres). The DFW maintains a wildlife marsh (approximately 30.7 acres) which serves to attract waterfowl, furbearers such as muskrat, and other wetland dependent birds.

Burlingame Management Area
South County
Burlingame covers a total area of 1390 acres. The area is composed primarily of forest cover (deciduous 906 acres, evergreen 72 acres), with wetlands (377 acres), and agricultural land (14 acres) and other areas (20 acres) covering the balance.

Carolina Management Area
South County
Carolina covers a total land area of 2359 acres. The area is composed of primarily forest cover (evergreen 960 acres, deciduous 456 acres), wetlands (280 acres) and agricultural lands (134 acres) making up the balance. The DFW maintains approximately 42 management fields which are intensively managed by the DFW for the purpose of increasing food and cover for game and nongame wildlife.

Casey Farm
South County
The 300-acre working farm, overlooking Narragansett Bay, is a rare example of one of the original plantation farms of the Colonial era. The farmhouse, (c. 1750), surrounded by fields, barns, high stone walls and a family cemetery, was a site of Revolutionary activity. In cultivation since the time of the Narragansett Indians, today the farm is managed as a community supported farm and is RI Certified Organic. House museum, hiking trails, organic seedlings and produce.

Cliff Walk
Newport County
Named one of "50 Places of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler, this 3.5-mile picturesque walk wraps itself along Newport's spectacular Atlantic coastline with the crashing surf on one side of the trail and the magnificent Gilded Age mansions on the other. In 1975, the Cliff Walk was designated a National Recreation Trail. Parking is available along Narragansett Avenue. There are no services or restrooms along the trails.

Colt State Park
East Bay
Picturesque three-mile drive around shoreline of former Colt family estate on east side of Narragansett Bay. Playing fields and picnic areas. Salt water fishing permitted.

Conanicut Island
Newport County
Jamestown offers about 20-miles of rolling landscape over looking Narragansett Bay. 30 acre park.

Coventry Greenway
South County
A converted railway, this five-mile, partially paved greenway is popular with many hikers and bicyclists as a great way to enjoy the great outdoors. Three miles of the trail have been designated as the first Rhode Island segment of the East Coast Greenway, which will span from Maine to Florida.

Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge
South County
This 96 acre property of woods and wetlands is located on the Hunt River in southern Rhode Island with access for canoeing. Wonderful scenery and pleasant hiking opportunties. For directions www.asri.org

Durfee Hill Management Area
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Durfee Hill covers a total land area of 1176 acres. The area is composed of Primarilly forest land (deciduous 726 acres, evergreen 201 acres), with wetlands (209 acres) and agricultural land (29 acres) accounting for the balance. Site Information: www.state.ri.us/dem/

Dutch Island Management Area
Newport County
Dutch Island Management Area covers a total land area of 94 acres. The area is composed primarily of coastal shrub thickets and forest with scattered areas of open grassland. Site Information: http://www.huntri.com/dutchisl.shtml

East Bay Bike Path
East Bay
Experience some of the diverse natural beauty that the Ocean State has to offer. A scenic 14.5-mile path traversing the communities of Providence, East Providence, Warren, Bristol, & Barrington. The path provides spectacular waterfront views, access to several state parks, coastal marshes & ponds. A 10' wide, asphalt-paved path. Suitable for bikers, walkers and in-line skaters.

Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge
South County
Closed to public. The 833 acre property contains fields, diverse forest habitats, pond, streams (including a lovely waterfall), and a historic cemetery. Wonderful scenery and pleasant hiking opportunities make Fisherville Brook well worth the visit.

Fort Barton
Newport County
Revolutionary War redoubt. It was the troop staging area for the invasion of Aquidneck Island and Newport and the eventual Battle of Rhode Island. Observation tower and 3 miles of nature trail walks. Excellent wild plant walk. Trail guides available at the Town Hall.

Fort Nature Refuge
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
202 Acres of hardwoods and pines bordering the head water ponds and streams of the Woonasquatucket River. Migrating warblers, turkeys, deer and other wildlive of field, pond, and woodlands. Wonderful screnery and pleasant hiking opportunties. For directions and trail map visit www.asri.org

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