Jacob's Point Saltmarsh

Tips for Birding

This hotspot is home to very fragile habitat, access is strictly limited to the footpath from the East Bay Bike Path. Thank you for helping to protect this fragile ecosystem. 

Birds of Interest

Jacob's Point Preserve Saltmarsh is home to the Saltmarsh Sparrow Research Initiative

About this Location

Jacob’s Point is the Warren Land Conservation Trust’s flagship property. It is located between the East Bay Bike Path and the Warren River. The site borders Rhode Island Audubon's Claire D. McIntosh Wildlife Refuge with its Nature Center, Aquarium and boardwalk. Public access is along the footpath from the East Bay Bike Path. This 37.6-acre parcel is sensitive tidal marsh surrounded by barrier beach. The property was the focus of a major salt marsh restoration project in 2009 and 2010. It is home to several threatened species, including the salt marsh sparrow. Also look for osprey and purple martins nesting here. There is a white gourd nesting array for the martins to the south of the footpath and an osprey nesting platform to the north. Learn more about this habitat by finding our interpretive sign along the East Bay Bike Path.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Saltmarsh Sparrow Research Initiative webpage and Jacob's Point Preserve webpage

Last updated June 10, 2023

Map from Warren Land Trust's Jacob's Point Preserve webpage