News and Events
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Wednesday Morning Bird Walk
This week’s Wednesday morning bird walk will be at Avondale Farm Preserve in Westerly. The walk will begin from the Quail Run Parking lot at 9:15 am. This walk is an easy walk and we hope to see sparrows and some lingering warblers. We hope to see you there as well!
Important information for those planning to visit the Environmental Education Center in Bristol, RI now through October 2017.
Exquisitely carved songbirds, raptors, waterfowl and other wildlife will be showcased at the Audubon Bird and Wildlife Carving Exposition on November 4 and 5, 2017. Meet the award-winning artisans, shop the carvings, observe demonstrations and enjoy the Environmental Education Center trails in fall.
A very clever Raven named Zachariah has recently found a new home with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. In addition to the Raven, Audubon has recently adopted two Red-tailed Hawks, two Saw-whet Owls and a Great Horned Owl from a retiring wildlife rehabilitator in Maine.
Part Three of the Audubon Report 2017 Series on Climate Change by Todd McLeish
This is a historic accomplishment for Rhode Island. We were the first state to adopt high level green building standards through the original Green Building Act back in 2009. Rhode Island has taken these high standards one step further with these amendments by implementing LEED for Neighborhood Development and SITES standards as public policy and law.
Audubon Society of Rhode Island is terribly saddened by the news of Lorrie Schumacher's passing.
Audubon has long supported green, nature-based solutions to reduce stormwater runoff. Learn about Rhode Island's past, present and future efforts to improve water quality in the State.
This August, we celebrate National Water Quality Month. How can you have an impact on water quality? We’ve got some ideas for the role you play in making a difference.
Last year was an incredible nesting season for Rhode Island's Ospreys. The 2016 Osprey Monitoring Report, which illustrates the hard work of over 100 volunteers, has been completed by Audubon's Director of volunteer services and coordinator of the monitoring program, Jonathon Scoones.
Walter J. Berry of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports on the status of the Seaside Sparrow in this piece which was featured in our latest Report issue. Like the Saltmarsh Sparrow, Seaside Sparrows are threatened by a loss of habitat due to climate change.
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.
Part Two of the 2017 Audubon Report Series on Climate Change By Todd McLeish.
We are gearing up for a busy summer at Audubon! Scroll down to find ways in which you can get involved, information on citizen science programs, updates and other volunteering news!
Just a reminder: There will not be a bird walk on Monday (Memorial Day).
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 Walkers were hard at work on May 10th, creating a new pollinator garden at Audubon's Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge in Exeter, RI.
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!
Great Egrets undergo some fantastic changes during breeding season. Learn about them here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.