Planning a visit to the Norman Bird Sanctuary?
Visit the Barn Museum!
Open during regular visiting hours (9:00 - 5:00 daily)
Our 19th Century Barn highlights Rhode Island's natural history with a variety of wildlife and ecosystem exhibits. With a historical perspective from the time of Native Americans to the present, you'll travel through the forest, field, ridge, and beach habitats of NBS!
Nature To Go! Bags
Available during regular visiting hours (9:00-5:00 daily)
NBS invites you and your family to participate in an exciting new nature discovery program during your next visit. Each Nature To Go! bag (available for check out in the Visitor Center) contains real naturalist tools that can be used to explore a variety of interests! Themes include Insects, Birds, Plants, Animal Signs and Orienteering. You can take the bag with you on your hike and use the materials for scavenger hunts, creature observation, and more. These interactive kits will help your family to experience NBS trails as never before!
Bag Rental Rates: Members ($2), Non-members ($4). Security deposit (car keys, driver’s license, etc.) is required.
Guided Bird Walks
with Jay Manning
Guided bird walks are offered every other Sunday (registration not necessary; walks are free with membership, otherwise a trail fee applies). Birders meet in the parking lot and depart at 8am and return 10am. Be sure to download our Birds of the Norman Bird Sanctuary Checklist and bring your binoculars! You can also stay up to date on local migrant sightings by regularly checking our "Recent Sightings" list.
2012 Schedule: May 13 & 27, June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, August 5 & 19, September 2, 16 & 30, October 14 & 28, November 11 & 25, December 9 & 23.