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Image courtesy of Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership, featuring the mural "Still Here" by Gaia.

Providence Birding Adventures

Next Adventure: Thursday, July 28, from 9:30-10:30 am. 

Join naturalists from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and the Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership for a free guided neighborhood bird walk in Providence on Thursday, July 28, from 9:30-10:30 am.

We will visit the neighborhood of Camden Street Recreation Center and Father Lennon Park. We will meet in front of Harry Kizarian Elementary School at 60 Camden Avenue.

Any participants ages 18 years and under are welcome to enjoy a free summer lunch through the Federal Meals Program after the walk.

We encourage you to walk, bicycle or carpool if you are able. There are two RIPTA bus routes:

  • The RIPTA Route #50 travels along Douglas Avenue and there is a stop after Chad Brown Street. Walk on Chad Brown Street and then take a left onto Camden Avenue just past the Camden Mini-Market. You will see the Father Lennon Park on the right side of the Camden Ave, and Kizarian School just beyond that.
  • The RIPTA Route #57 travels along Smith Street and there is stop near the intersections with Chalkstone Avenue. Turn down Chalkstone Avenue and take a quick left onto Camden Avenue, just past the Mandarin Garden Chinese Restaurant. You will see Kizarian School on the left side of the street.

Some safety recommendations: 

  • Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes.

  • Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated or if you feel more comfortable doing so. 

  • If you are fully vaccinated, then you may attend without a mask, but we will still remain aware of how close we get to each other when looking for birds.

  • Families with children who may not be able to be vaccinated, please feel welcome joining us!

  • We encourage you to bring your own equipment - binoculars and field guides – so that we can limit sharing among participants.

We acknowledge that these lands we will explore are the traditional, ancestral and contemporary lands of the Narragansett, Nahaganset, Wôpanâak, and Pokanoket nations. It was and still remains a special meeting place as one of the highest points in the region. We are grateful to these local indigenous nations for being the first to steward these lands and waters, and for continuing that stewardship in the present and into the future.

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Thanks to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Urban Bird Treaty Program, and a partnership between the Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, these free, monthly bird walks will be held at various urban parks.

These birding adventures began in 2018 as part of the Urban Bird Treaty Program, and last year in 2019, Providence was designated a Bird Treaty City. To read more about the Urban Bird Treaty and other participating cities, download the fact sheet and visit the website.

Looking for Audubon's Free Wednesday Morning Bird Walks with Laura Carberry? Please click here for each week's locations, updated every Monday!