Winter Birding Cruise

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Join Save The Bay and Audubon Society of Rhode Island for a Winter Birding Cruise!

Join Save The Bay and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island for a Winter Birding Cruise. Departing from Newport, we will explore the coves, islands and points along the shores of Aquidneck, Conanicut and Prudence Islands looking for Harlequin, Goldeneyes, Long-tailed Ducks, Scoters and more.  Winter seals may be spotted, as well! Save The Bay and Audubon educators will provide expert guidance. Bundle up, because no birder wants to miss these special 2 hour trips! Book now, as space is limited.


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Space is limited, so click on a date below to book online now:

    • New dates coming soon.

Cost:  $40 for Save The Bay and Audubon Society of Rhode Island members / $50 for non-members.

Departure locations:

Newport Departures: Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, Newport, RI Parking is available. (Google map to Bowen' Ferry Landing)

For more information:  Email Eric Pfirrmann or call 401-203-7325

Cancellation policy for all tours:  Our trips will not be deterred by light rain. We will run the tour rain or shine. However, your safety is our priority. The captain may decide to cancel the tour in the event of extreme weather conditions. In that case, you will be notified both by email or phone. We will attempt to reschedule or you will refunded you in full. A cancellation made by the passenger less than 48 hours (2 days) from the departure time is non-refundable.



"Great winter birding cruise with Audubon! We saw Common Loon, Red Necked Grebe, Canada Goose, Brant, Black Duck, Mallards, Wigeon, Gadwell, Common Eider, Black Scoter, Surf Scoter, Harlequin Ducks, Buffleheads, Common Eye, Snowy Owl, Great Cormorant, Herring Gull, Great Black Backs, Greater Scaup, Red Breasted Merganser, and Purple Sandpiper.  Beautiful day and perfect conditions!" 

- Capt. Eric Pfirrmann, Newport, RI