Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Free Urban Birding Adventure Series: Blackstone Park

Join naturalists from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, the Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council for a free guided bird walk at the Blackstone Park in Providence.

The group will gather in the field across from the Narragansett Boat Club, located at 2 River Rd. Providence, RI 02906. We will look for birds that visit or inhabit the park area throughout the winter, including areas in Blackstone Woods, around Hockey and York Ponds, as well as along the Seekonk River.

Binoculars and field guides will be available for loan. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes.

Thanks to this partnership between the Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, these free, monthly bird walks will be held at various urban parks throughout 2020.

These birding adventures began in 2018 as part of the Urban Bird Treaty Program, and last year in 2019, Providence was designated a Bird Treaty City. To read more about the Urban Bird Treaty and other participating cities, visit https://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/pdf/grants/UrbanBirdTreatyfactsheet.pdf