Friday, Dec 6, 2019 - Sunday, Dec 8, 2019
oin Norman Bird Sanctuary for the first ever Rhode Island birding ecotour and 2-night weekend stay at the on-site historic Paradise Farmhouse! The smallest state is a hub for impressive winter birding, with 235 species having been recorded here between December and February alone. Habitats range from rocky and sandy shorelines to upland shrublands and forests. NBS naturalists will guide your group through some of the best birding hotspots across the state. Relax in the peaceful and well-appointed Paradise Farmhouse, and leave the bird scouting and driving to us. A Rhode Island birding ecotour weekend with the Norman Bird Sanctuary will not disappoint!
Guests will arrive to Paradise Farmhouse on Friday night and be treated to a delicious dinner, enjoying social time later with complimentary snacks and your own drinks. Check-in is at 3:00 p.m.
Wake up refreshed on Saturday morning, and dig into a hearty breakfast before grabbing your bagged lunch and settling into a spot in Norman Bird Sanctuary’s ecotour van. Experienced guides will take you on a day-long excursion designed to hit the Ocean State’s best birding spots. Explore Newport and dine on your own Saturday evening.
Round out your weekend stay by enjoying a complimentary breakfast and hitting the trails early for a guided hike on Norman Bird Sanctuary’s trails. Learn about the history of this inspiring land while birding the diverse habitats within this 325-acre sanctuary. Check-out is at 11:00 a.m.
Included in your fee:
• Overnight accommodations for Friday and Saturday night
• Meals, including dinner and cocktail hour snacks on Friday night; breakfast and a bag lunch on Saturday; breakfast on Sunday
• All-day guided birding excursion across RI on Saturday
• Morning guided birding hike at NBS on Sunday