MNH Early Spring Bird Walks
Explore the diversity of resident and migrant birds that inhabit Roger Williams Park when it is enshrouded in winter's still embrace. Great blue herons, buffleheads, mergansers and goldeneye stay as long as there is open water. We'll also look for kinglets, cedar waxwings, yellow-rumped warblers, and much more.
Saturday, March 16, 9:00am
Saturday, March 30, 9:00am
Saturday, April 27, 9:00am
Butterflies in the Park:
Butterflies fluttering amidst sun-drenched meadows are a sure sign of summer. Start your summer hunting for butterflies in the sweeping lawns and hidden spaces in Roger Williams Park. Our Museum naturalist will help you discover how to find and identify these flying jewels. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, June 22, 9:00am
Saturday, June 29, 9:00am
Program Fee per Trip:
Click here for the family programs registration form.
$3.00 per person/includes Museum admission.
Museum Members: Free
(No one under age 4 permitted. No pets permitted.)
Space is limited and registration is first-come, first-served. For further information, contact the Museum at (401) 785-9457 x246.
Bird walks in May in partnership with Audobon Society of RI
Join the Museum of Natural History in Roger Williams Park on Saturday mornings at 9am in May to see the many birds of the park. Roger Williams Park is a 450 acre oasis in the heart of one the most densely populated areas of Rhode Island. The woodlands and large ponds provide an ideal place for birds to rest and feed on their migration northwards. Colorful parula, blackburnian, black-throated green, and magnolia warblers are among the migrants as well as the orchard orioles and spotted sandpipers that nest in the more secluded areas of the park. Besides being a migration trap, this urban oasis is home to Baltimore orioles, rufous-sided towhees, yellow warblers, pine warblers, and wood ducks. The park also has year-round residents like cedar waxwings, great blue herons, yellow-rumped warblers, fisher, and deer.
When: Saturdays, in May at 9am, meet at the Museum of Natural History
Cost: Free (bird walk participants receive free admission to the Museum. Good for the day of the walk only. Does not include planetarium admission.) Pre-registration required.