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Visiting Rhode Island February (1 Viewer)

jort

Farnborough GU14
Hi,

I am planning on visiting RI 4-11th February and (weather permitting) would like to do some birdwatching. I will be based in Providence and intend to hire a car for a few days.

Could anyone point me in the right direction on best places to go to see typically American species (never been to the USA before)?? Or maybe I could hook up with some local birders?

Look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks - Jort
 

MichavdB

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Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown is pretty good. I've heard good things about their weekly guided tour (good if your short on time, local knowledge and experience with US birds).

Block Island is good birding any time of year

I've been to Beavertail State Park in summer, not in winter, but have heard it's pretty good in winter. Right now it has Common Loons, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe,Common Eider, Harlequin Ducks, Surf Scoters, Black Scoters, Long-tailed Duck,
Red-breasted Mergansers, Northern Harrier, razorbills and Snow Buntings (according to birding on the net).

If you have a car available to you, there are some excellent smaller spots around Charlestown and Warwick (south of Providence). You can easily hit four or five of those in a couple of hours time. Keep an eye on birdingonthe.net for the latest.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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