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Thursday Morning Bird Walk is Cancelled

Tomorrow's Thursday Morning May Bird Walk at Marion Eppley Wildlife Refuge will be cancelled due to weather.

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk

Unfortunately due to the rain, today’s Wednesday morning bird walk will be cancel.

Audubon naturalists lead teams into the field to identify and record butterfly sightings. No experience is needed. This event is part of the North American Butterfly Association's annual survey of butterflies.

Audubon is recruiting high school students and new graduates (ages 16-18) for environmental restoration crew positions. Earn money this summer by helping your local environment!

Come celebrate pollinators June 19th - 25th and help spread the word about how to protect them.

There is an increasing buzz about pollinators these days. But it’s not that sound in your garden as bees go about their business. Learn about what Audubon is doing to help our blossom-loving friends, what you can do at home and in your community and all about how you can celebrate National Pollinator Week with us!

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk

This week will take a walk at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence. We will meet at 9 am just inside the gate. Please park on Blackstone Blvd and not in the cemetery.

Wednesday Morning Bird Walkers were hard at work on May 10th, creating a new pollinator garden at Audubon's Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge in Exeter, RI.

This week's walk will be at Audubon's Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge in Exeter. Following the walk we will be working on our service project of creating a pollinator garden and having a potluck lunch!

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk Update

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk Update: This week's walk will take place at Miantonomi Memorial Park in Newport. We will meet at 9 a.m. at the Hillside Ave side of the park. Let’s hope for a good push of migrants. See you there!

Spring Migration is here! May is the peak month for the spring bird migration, with something different moving through each week. Get in on the best birding of the year with Audubon!

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk

This week's Wednesday Morning Bird Walk will be cancelled due to the weather.

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk

This Wednesday's Audubon morning bird walk will be at Browning Mill Pond, Exeter. New migrants seem to be showing up everyday. Although not a strenuous trail, it is a couple of miles long and has some roots and rocks. Meet at 9:00 at the parking lot. Directions: From Rt 3 (Nooseneck Rd.) take Rt. 165 to the west. Turn left on Arcadia Rd. (there is a sign for the Tomaquag Museum). The parking area is a couple of miles down Arcadia Rd., on the right (west) side, just after the pond.

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk

This week we will head to Yawgoo Pond Trail in Exeter. The parking area is located all the way down Barber’s Pond Road (and not right on Barber's Pond). Parking is limited so please try to carpool. The forecast is currently predicting rain. If it is raining in the morning the walk will be canceled.

Great Egrets undergo some fantastic changes during breeding season. Learn about them here.

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk

This week's walk will be at Napatree Point in Watch Hill, Westerly. We will meet at the far western end of the parking area, beyond the yacht club and start at 9:15. We will look for newly-arriving shorebirds, swallows, and other interesting species. This walk can be a little more difficult for some, about a mile each way on the sandy beach.

Download, view and share our infographic on climate change. What causes climate change? What are the results? What can you do?

Expand your birding skills with Audubon's upcoming spring birding programs.

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk

This week's Wednesday Morning Bird Walk will take place at the Great Swamp to look for early migrants. We will leave at 9 am from the parking lot which is located at the end of Great Neck Road. This can be a 5 mile walk. Although we will not do the whole loop, you are more than welcome to do so.

Get a little muddy, get a little wet, have the best school vacation yet! Join Audubon in a week-long voyage to discover and test your nature skills. Take off on an expedition with an Audubon naturalist and explore our local habitats with nets, magnifying glasses, and more. Become a Nature Explorer!

Audubon’s Kingston Wildlife Research Station Records Bird Population and Migration Data

an article By Hugh Markey from Audubon's Winter Report.

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk 3/22

This week, we will head to Trustom Pond and look for the Rough-legged Hawk and Snow Goose that have been seen over the weekend. Please meet in the parking lot at 9 am.

Become an Audubon Osprey Monitor: Have fun watching Osprey while helping citizen science in Rhode Island. Join us this Sunday for the last Osprey Monitoring Training session.

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk

Our Wednesday Morning Bird Walk for this week has been cancelled due to the incoming storm.

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island, along with many other environmental groups held a press conference today at the RI State House to voice opposition to Invenergy's proposed $700-million gas-burning power plant in Burrillville. See the entire press conference here.

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk

This week our Wednesday Morning Bird Walk will be cancelled due to the weather.

A letter from Lawrence Taft, Executive Director of Audubon.

Time spent in nature is a buffer against the hectic pace of modern life. In an ever-changing environment, photographer Rufus Abdullah strives to preserve moments found in the natural world. Whether it is animal or plant life, his images are witness to his quest for serenity and balance.

Experience the Galapagos Islands through photograph with Audubon Board Member Candace Powell and her husband Chris. Learn about a chance to win this exciting trip at Audubon's Party for the Peregrines auction.

Meg Kerr, Senior Director of Policy, invites you to learn about Audubon's current advocacy initiatives.

Learn the types of nesting materials you can provide in order to give the birds a helping hand this spring.

This week’s Wednesday Morning Bird Walk will be at Moonstone Beach. We will meet at 9 AM in the parking area at the end of the Moonstone Beach Road. Keep in mind that Wednesday's forecast is calling for rain so check back here on Wednesday morning in case we need to cancel.

Part One of the Audubon 2017 Report Series on Climate Change by Todd McLeish. Stay tuned throughout the year for Parts Two through Four.

Interested in conducting important citizen science field work? Join Audubon’s long-running Osprey Monitoring program. Training sessions are starting soon!

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk

This week's Bird Walk will be at Sachuset Wildlife Refuge in Middletown. Please meet at 9 am in the parking lot.

Step back in time and experience something sweet at the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge.

Pack up the kids and head to Audubon for vacation week fun! They can dissect squids, learn about sharks, meet some owls and amazing amphibians too! Join the fun!

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk CANCELLED

Due to the snow on the ground and the forecast of a wintry mix on Wednesday 2/15, the Bird Walk will be cancelled. If the forecast changes for the better, the walk may be called back on. Check back Tuesday evening (2/14) for a possible update. Stay safe!

We have some fun and unique upcoming opportunities for volunteers!

Closings due to Inclement Weather

On Thursday, February 9th, Audubon's Environmental Education Center in Bristol and the Headquarters in Smithfield will be closed due to snow. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

This week's Wednesday Morning Bird Walk will be held at Beavertail. We will meet in the second parking lot at 9 am. This is a great place to look for sea ducks, unusual gulls and alcids.

The Energize Rhode Island Coalition, along with Senator Jeanine Calkin and Representative Aaron Regunberg, invites the public to join them as they introduce the Energize Rhode Island Act of 2017 at a press conference on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm.

This week's Wednesday Morning Bird Walk will take place at Trustom Pond Wildlife Refuge. Please meet in the parking lot at 9:00 am.

This week we will head to Pt. Judith and Scarborough Beach. We will meet near the Pt. Judith Lighthouse parking lot at 9:00

Congratulations to the winners of the Audubon 2016 Photo Contest! View the winning photos here.

Audubon Supports Open Space Protection Bill. Meg Kerr, Senior Director of Policy for Audubon, and the Rhode Island Land Trust Council testified for open space protection on January 18.

This week's (1/11) Wednesday Morning Bird Walk has been cancelled.

In honor of America Recycles Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing significant findings on the economic benefits of the recycling industry with an update to the national Recycling Economic Information (REI) Study.