A “Birder’s” Paradise
Hundreds of “birders” flock to Block Island each fall, as do thousands of Warblers, rare Sparrows and vagrants. A National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1973 with the transfer of 28 acres from the US Coast Guard. Today the refuge covers 127 acres at the North end of the island. Over 70 species of migratory song birds visit the island each fall. The Piping Plover, a threatened species, may be found here. Block Island is home to the largest Gull colony in Rhode Island. As one of the most important migratory habitats on the East Coast, Block Island is the perfect spot for for your next eco friendly vacation.