Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge

Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge

116 Seapowet Avenue Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878

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Tips for Birding

Owned by the Audubon Society since 1965 the 50-acre Emile Ruecker Wildlife Refuge in Tiverton offers a bird-watcher the chance to see great and snowy egrets, glossy ibis, osprey, and black-crowned night-heron.

The coastal location provides trails through a salt marsh and a peninsula out into the Sakonnet River. While you can easily walk all the trails in 45-minutes the fun is not in the walk but stopping frequently to identify species in the woodlands, marsh, and river areas. Take your binoculars and enjoy the wide variety of bird life in this haven for spotters.

Birds of Interest

Emilie Ruecker offers a chance to glimpse Glossy Ibis, Great Egrets, and Snowy Egrets from the blind found in the marsh.  Nearby is Jack's Island, an isolated location where Osprey are known to nest.

About Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge

A 50-acre parcel of woods and salt marsh with trails and fine views of the Sakonnet River. The refuge has blinds for observing and photographing nature. Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, and Glossy Ibis are among the birds that frequent the marsh. Jack’s Island, a peninsula that extends into the Sakonnet River, is home to breeding Ospreys.

Notable Trails

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island website has a map of the trails at Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge.

Content from Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge webpage, Ocean State Bird Club – Birding Locations webpage, and New England Birdhouse blog