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Hundred Acre Cove

Barrington, Rhode Island 02806
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Hundred Acre Cove Important Bird Area webpage

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Hundred Acre Cove
Coordinates: 41.7622532, -71.3131356
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About Hundred Acre Cove
Located approximately 6.5 miles southeast of Providence, this IBA spans the municipalities of Barrington and East Providence. Contiguous wetland habitat lies upstream along the Runnins River over the border into Massachusetts. The IBA is surrounded by lands representing a variety of land use including commercial, institutional, residential, agricultural, and recreational uses.

The salt marsh system included within this IBA is the third largest salt marsh estuary in Rhode Island. This system provides important breeding populations of Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris), Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritima), and Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris). A colony of Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) historically nested on “The Tongue” a spit of marsh that bisects the cove*.
From Hundred Acre Cove Important Bird Area webpage