Audubon bird walks

Audubon encourages all Rhode Islanders to get out and discover the joy of birding by offering free birding walks throughout the month of May.

SMITHFIELD – May brings a variety of colorful songbirds called neotropical migrants to our area. These beautiful birds include warblers, tanagers, vireos and others that visit Rhode Island in the summer and head back south for the winter, according to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island is not only home to many warblers, but the Ocean State also serves as a stopover for several species that are making their way to northern forests. Each year, approximately 25 species can be regularly spotted, but that number rises if you are lucky enough to observe uncommon or rare species. The greatest diversity of warblers usually peaks around mid-May.

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