October 8, Saturday, All Day, rain date on the 9th
Bird Watcher’s Digest Big Sit! At Beavertail State Park, Jamestown.
Join Ocean State Bird Club members as we see how many species we can record from within a 17ft circle (birders are in the circle, birds can be outside). If you want to be gung-ho, you can come predawn to help record land birds as they fly over head or try to redirect themselves and head north instead of flying out over the ocean. Or come at sunrise to look for warblers and sparrows in the thickets. Maybe stop by around noon for a picnic, hawk watch and sea watch. Visit any time during the day to hang out with other birders and help us rack up the species! This is a world-wide event, so stop by anytime to help us make a good impression.
The circle will be located near Lot #3
Compiler: Dan Berard - DJBerard84@gmail.com
October 12th, Wednesday
The Science of Bird Feeding
Presentation by Suzanne French
6:30 - 7:00 PM Social
7:00 - 8:30 Presentation ending with Q&A
Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI
Warwick Public Library
You've filled your bird feeders and no birds are coming. Other times, you can't even keep the feeders from emptying in a day. What are they doing with all that food? Are you seeing the same birds all the time? Is feeding the birds good or bad?
Join Suzanne French from Wild Birds Unlimited for a presentation on the science of bird feeding. Learn the best practices and information about recent research on backyard bird feeding and your favorite backyard birds. Some of our best bird watching can be right from our own windows!
Wild Birds Unlimited in Warwick
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October 16, Sunday
Ninigret NWR, Charlestown. 7:30am. Morning only
We will walk the ‘whole loop’ as well as take a trip to Grassy Point for views of the pond itself. The loop is about 3.5 – 4 miles on flat terrain and covers some good successional habitat as well as grassland, shrub, forest, and small amount of wetlands. This varied habitat allows for a good chance for some great species.
Meeting location: Ninigret NWR lot near the airstrip, across from the restrooms.
Leader: Dylan Pedro - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brickyard Pond, Barrington.
Friday, October 21.8:00-10:00am (Rain date of October 28)
On this walk we explore Brickyard Pond for fall migrants and arriving winter residents. Once the center of Rhode Island's brick-making industry, the lake is now the center of a 230 acre conservation area providing varied habitats for migrating and resident waterfowl, wading birds, and songbirds. There are also several Osprey nests at this site. The walk is mostly level and the trails are well marked. Some areas can become a bit muddy after a good rain and there is plenty of poison ivy in spots.
Meeting location: We will meet by the front gate, located to the right of the Bayside YMCA, 70 West St, Barrington, RI. There is limited parking inside Veterans Memorial Park but there is plenty of parking towards the back of the YMCA parking lot if needed.
Leader - Michael Kieron email@example.com
Walker Farm, Barrington.
Sunday, October 30. 8:00am
Situated on Hundred Acre Cove and serving as a community garden and leaf composting site for Barrington Walker Farm attracts a variety of late fall migrants including Sparrows Buntings and more. we start by searching gardens and composting area for sparrows before scanning the salt-marsh for waterbirds.
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Leader - Matt Schenck firstname.lastname@example.org