Visit Napatree Point, a premier shorebird location in Rhode Island, with Mass Audubon's expert birders. We will look for a variety of dowitchers, peeps, oystercatchers, turnstones and plovers as we work our way along the beach. The marsh grass and brush near the tip often has Seaside and Nelson's Sparrows, Chats and other migrants. From there, we will drive north up the coast to visit a variety of beach and saltmarsh locations looking for raptors, such as Red-shouldered Hawk, shorebirds, Lesser Black-backed Gull, sparrows, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and herons. If time permits, we will visit large sod fields in the area looking for American Golden Plovers, falcons, and grassland sparrow species.
The walk to Napatree Point is about 1 mile on hard packed sand.
1. Meet at Drumlin Farm, where we will travel together in Mass Audubon vans. All participants riding in a Mass Audubon vehicle must be masked and present their vaccination record - actual or photo. Masks are optional when not in vans.
2. We'll stop for lunch, not included in fee, at a location to be determined depending on which species we target. Participants are also invited to bring their own lunch.
3. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, sun protection, good walking shoes, water, and snacks. Trip leaders will be bringing scopes.