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Birding in Rhode Island

Where to Go Birding in Rhode Island

Alphabetical list of Rhode Island Counties
Alphabetical Index of Rhode Island Hotspots
Top Birding Locations in Rhode Island
Rhode Island Notable Bird Sightings

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20 Top Birding Locations in Rhode Island

Block Island National Wildlife Refuge
Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
Colt State Park
Norman Bird Sanctuary
Napatree Point
Beavertail State Park
Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge
Great Swamp
Sakonnet Point
Brenton Point State Park
Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge–Moonstone Beach
Charlestown Breachway
Camp Cronin
Succotash Marsh
Swan Point Cemetery
Quicksand Pond
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
Point Judith Lighthouse
Prudence Island

Rhode Island Birding Resources

Public Access to the Rhode Island Coast
Rhode Island National Wildlife Complex brochure

eBird is a real-time, online checklist program which has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Jointly sponsored by the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution.

Finding Birding Locations in Rhode Island

This website provides descriptions and maps of eBird Hotspots in Rhode Island. In eBird, Hotspots are shared locations where birders may report their bird sightings to eBird. Hotspots provide birders with information about birding locations where birds are being seen.

Hotspots are organized by county. If you know the county of a location, click on the county name in the Alphabetical list of Rhode Island Counties to access information about birds and all the eBird hotspots in that county.

If you do not know the county, select a hotspot from the Alphabetical Index of Rhode Island Hotspots.
Or use the “magnifying glass” search icon on the upper right to find a hotspot. Enter all or part of a hotspot name.

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Thanks to Ken Andrews for designing Notable Sightings