The Ocean State Bird Club follows the ABA Code of Ethic and encourages all its members to do the same. To learn more about the code of ethics, please click here.
Sunday, October 13, All Day ***Date Change***
Bird Watcher’s Digest Big Sit!
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, and the sixth year OSBC is doing an official count, 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
Friday October 18, 7:30 AM Morning Trip ***Date Change**
East Greenwich Hotspots
Join East Greenwich local Tom Younkin on a morning trip to some best birding locations in town. We will travel from the waterfront of Greenwich Bay to the western edge of town in search of migrating sparrows, warblers, water-birds. Stops may include Scalloptown Park, the East Greenwich Cross Country Trails, and Frenchtown Park.
Meeting Location: We will meet at Finn’s Harborside restaurant (click here for google maps directions)
Leader: Tom Younkin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sunday October 20, 7:00 AM Morning Trip ***Time Change***
Aquidneck Island Migrant Traps
Newport, Middletown, & Portsmouth
Fall migration is still in full swing and in Rhode Island that means migrant songbirds are drawn to several coastal sites, many of which are found on Aquidneck Island. We will caravan across the southern portion of the island searching several well know migrant traps including Brenton Point State Park and Norman Bird Sanctuary. This trip should provide a robust mix of common waterbirds and songbirds along the way as we search for the generally uncommon and downright rare species these sites are known for.
Parking: Brenton Point State Park (east side of the park office).
Leader: Matt Schenck (email@example.com)