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Free May Birding Walks with Audubon Society of Rhode Island Spring Bird migration New England Bird Walks May 2019 Things to Do RI

 Common Yellowthroat by Ed Hughes 

It’s the Best Time of Year for Birds and Birders!

Audubon Offers over 30 Guided Birding Walks in May

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! Novice birders are welcome. Walks are geared for teen to adult. Masks and social distancing are required.

Reminder to always visit before heading out - cancellations are posted 24 hours in advance, whenever possible. We also suggested registering in advance in order to be contacted directly about cancellations.

Register online through the events calendar.

Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023; 7:30 – 9:30 am 

Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge, Coventry, RI
May 1, 15, 2023; 8:30 – 10:30 am

Parker Woodland Wildlife Refuge, Coventry RI
May 8, 22, 2023; 8:30 – 10:30 am

Fort Wildlife Refuge, North Smithfield, RI
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2023; 8:00-9:00 am 

Various locations. Registered participants will be sent details (RSVP at

Marion Eppley Wildlife Refuge, West Kingston, RI
May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023; 8:00-11:00 am

Touisset Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Warren, RI
May 4, 18, 2023; 9:30 – 11:30 am

Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge, Tiverton, RI
May 11, 25, 2023; 9:30 – 11:30 am

Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, Exeter, RI
May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023; 8:30 – 10:30 am 

Saturdays - perfect for beginners and families!
Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, Smithfield, RI
May 6, 2023; 9:00 – 11:00 am

Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
May 13, 27, 2023; 9:00 – 11:00 am

Fort Wildlife Refuge, North Smithfield, RI
May 20, 2023; 9:00 am-11:00 am;

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There are so many ways to give great gifts while making a positive impact this holiday season! All proceeds support Audubon's work to protect birds, wildlife and their habitats through conservation, education, and advocacy.

Funds collected at the event from hole-in-one contests, putting challenges, and a gift basket raffle were donated to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. The event raised $27,000 which Audubon will use to fund summer camp scholarships for youth at wildlife refuges in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. Thank you, Bank of America!