116 Seapowet Avenue
Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878
Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge webpage
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Tips for birding Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge
Owned by the Audubon Society since 1965 the 50-acre Emile Ruecker Wildlife Refuge in Tiverton offers a bird-watcher the chance to see great and snowy egrets, glossy ibis, osprey and black-crowned night-heron.
The coastal location provides trails through a salt marsh and a peninsula out into the Sakonnet River. While you can easily walk all the trails in 45-minutes the fun is not in the walk but stopping frequently to identify species in the woodlands, marsh and river areas. Take your binoculars and enjoy the wide variety of bird life in this haven for spotters.
From New England Birdhouse blog
About Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge
A 50 acre parcel of woods and salt marsh with trails and fine views of the Sakonnet River. The refuge has blinds for observing and photographing nature. Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, and Glossy Ibis are among the birds that frequent the marsh. Jack’s Island, a peninsula that extends into the Sakonnet River, is home to breeding Ospreys.
From Providence: Take I-195 east to RI-24 south (in Fall River, MA). Travel RI-24 south to the RI-77 south exit. Follow RI-77 for 4.1 miles to Seapowet Avenue on the right. Turn onto Seapowet Avenue and continue 0.2 miles to the refuge parking lot on the right.
From Newport and points west: Travel east on RI-114/West Main Road. Merge onto RI-24N toward I-195 (Fall River/Providence). Stay on RI-24N for 4 miles, exiting at Exit 4, after crossing the bridge) toward RI-77 (Tiverton/Little Compton). Stay on RI-77 south for 3.6 miles, turning right onto Seapowet Ave. Travel 0.2 miles to parking area.
From Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge webpage