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.

Foster Town House
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Nation's oldest town house still used for town meetings.

George B. Parker Woodland
South County
A 751 acre property consisting of majestic old forest, brooks, fields, and mysterious rock cairns. The caretaker's house was built in the 1700's and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The barn has been converted into a nature center. Wonderful scenery and pleasant hiking opportunties. For directions and trail map visit

George Washington Management Area
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Primitive tent and trailer campsites and 2 shelters in a wooded area overlooking Bowdish Reservoir. Campers limited to two weeks. Swimming,Boating, Fishing and hiking trails. George Washington Management Area covers a total land area of 3489 acres. this area is dominated by forest cover, deciduous forest (2569 acres), and evergreen forest (419 acres) totalling 2988 acres. Wetlands (439 acres), agricultural (3.6 acres), and other lands (94.2 acres) make up the remainder of the property.

Gilbert Stuart Birthplace
South County
Stuart, born here in 1755, was foremost Colonial portraitist in America and best known for the portrait of George Washington. Operating 18th century snuff mill, the first in America, with water wheel. Colonial furniture and tools. Herring Run during April and May. Restored Grist Mill built in 1662. Picnic area. Wildlife refuge with 90 species of birds. Charming wooded property available for wedding photos and small parties. Boats available for rental. Fishing on compond.

Gourmet Traveler
Warwick & West Bay
We are a motorcoach tour company that specializes in one day tours to New England and New York City. We serve fabulous food on the bus as we visit historic homes, broadway shows, lobster bakes,shopping and private vineyard tours. Visit us at

Great Swamp Management Area
South County
Great Swamp covers a total land area of 3349 acres. Acreage is divided among the following cover types: wetlands (2262 acres), forest cover (897 acres), agricultural land (88 acres), and other lands (102 acres; brush, utilities, etc.). The area contains extensive forested freshwater wetlands, dominated by red maple swamps with some cedar swamp.

Homestead Gardens and Gifts
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
A present from the past compliments of HOMESTEAD GARDENS (circa 1725). Gift shop and New England country store. We cater to special events, an alcohol free facility. Annual fall festival. Spectacular holiday lights (over 50,000) begins day after Thanksgiving. Old fashioned ice cream stand Spring, Summer and Fall. Glorious gardens. Grill and snack bar.

John H Chafee National Wildlife Refuge at Pettaquamscutt Cove
South County
Pettaquamscutt Cove NWR contains over 300 acres of salt marsh and surrounding forest habitat. Boat access to the refuge can be obtained at the Middlebridge boat ramp and by boating to the mouth of the Narrow River.

John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Information available about activities and sites in the Blackstone River Valley which runs from Worcester to Providence. Discover opportunities for walking through mill villages, exploring canal towpaths, canoeing and visiting historic sites that illustrate the Valley as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. NPS Ranger assistance is available, with advance reservations.

John Hunt House
East Bay
The building houses a vast collection of East Providence memorabilia. Large Rumford Baking Powder Company collection.

John L. Curran Management Area
Greater Providence
The J. L. Curran Management Area covers 332 acres and is largely a forested tract comprised primarily of deciduous hardwood trees, oaks, maple and beech. Two ponds, agricultural land for public gardening.

Joseph O. "Brock" Blanchard Memorial Management Area
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
213 acre town owned conservbation area contains the Nipmuck River Trail.

Killingly Pond Management Area
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Killingly Pond Management Area covers a total land area of 396 acres. The area is primarily in forested cover types (deciduous 113 acres, evergreen 180 acres), with wetlands covering the balance of the acreage.

Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary
South County
A 29 acre property gem located on the southern shore of Watchaug Pond. The land abuts Burlingame State Park and trails lead from the refuge to the state land. Perching and shore birds abound. Trailing arbutus in spring. Wonderful scenery and pleasant hiking trails. For directions

Krystal Penguin Motel
South County
The family-managed motel is one of the most prestigious hospitality services in the area. Our newly renovated rooms, equipped with A/C, telephone, microwave, and refrigerator, will make your stay refreshing and will deliver the comfort of being at home. We also honor requests for irons and hairdryers based on availability. Additionally, complimentary coffee and donuts are available during the weekends throughout the season.

Lewis-Dickens Farm
Block Island
Adjoining conservation lands held by Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Nature Conservancy, Lewis-Dickens Farm provides a breath-taking view over grasslands high above the Atlantic Ocean. Peregrines, Northern Harriers, and a variety of smaller birds are often visible.

Lincoln Woods State Park
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
This 627 acre Park is located just outside of the city of Providence on R.I. Rput 146 North. It includes all of Olney Pond and offers facilities used by thousand of visitors each year for picnicking, boating, baseball, freshwater, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, hiking and is also very popular for jogging and walking. During the winter months it is also popular for ice fishing, ice skating and snowmobiling.

Long Pond Woods
South County
A beautiful 218 acre parcel of stately hemlocks and rock outcrops bordering Long and Ell Ponds listed on the National Registry of Natural Landmarks. ASRI's land is part of a large conservation area with trails connecting to Connecticut. For directions and trail map visit

Melville Pond Recreation Area
Newport County
One hundred and fifty acres of coastal woodland dotted by wetlands, ponds, and brooks. The Nature preserve within the recreation area contains over four miles of hiking trails which offer a variety of opportunities for bird watching and other forms of nature appreciation. Freshwater fishing is available at the upper and lower ponds.

Mount Hope Farm
East Bay
Over 200 acres of historic buildings and pristine farmland including streams, water views, meadows, pastures and ponds. On tne National Register of Historic Places, the farm is a site to be seen. Country walkways and trails lead to Cove Cabin. The Grounds are open to the public year round. Tours of the Governor Bradford House (circa 1745). The property is idyllic for receptions, corporate and special events. Country Inn accommodations available.

Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Newport County
Learning center, butterfly garden, self-guided trail and guided nature walks; swimming, boating and picnicking. No lifeguard on duty. Ferry from Bristol. No camping.

Newton Swamp Management Area
South County
Newton Swamp Management Area is comprised of 111 acres of shrub bog and marsh habitat. It is part of the much larger Aguntaug (Chapman) Swamp which is the largest contiguous freshwater wetland complex in the state of Rhode Island.

Nicholas Farm Management Area
South County
Nicholas Farm covers a total land area of 1429 acres. The area is dominated by forest cover consisting of deciduous forest (688 acres) and evergreen forest (369 acres). Much of the conifer cover is pitch pine forest as a result of the dry soils witch occur thoughout the area. Wetlands (306 acres), agricultural fields (41 acres), and other areas (22 acres) cover the balance of the area. Additional Information:

Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge
South County
Ninigret Refuge consists of over 400 acres of diverse upland and wetland habitats including grassland, forestland, shrubland, wooded swamps, freshwater ponds and a small stretch of barrier beach. Occupying part of a former U.S. naval air station the refuge borders on 1700-acre Ninigret Pond, Rhode Island's largest coastal pond.

Ninigret Park
South County
This 227 acre park features a state of the art playground, ball fields, ten-speed bike course, tennis and basketball courts, picnic areas, and a freshwater swimming pond with public beach, lifeguards on duty (seasonal). Frosty Drew Nature Center and Observatory are privately owned and operated but information can be obtained by calling 401-364-9508 or writing to PO Box 160, Charlestown, RI 02813. Seasonal special events are held, call for updated schedule.

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