As Darwin traversed the Galapagos Islands, he recorded the physical traits of native birds, including their wing span, beak shape, and patient, all-knowing stare. Keep a vigilant eye on our fine feathered friends with today's Groupon: for $27, you get a family membership to Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown (a $55 value). The family membership includes the following benefits:
- Free family trail access
- Subscription to The Flyer newsletter
- 10% discount in the Barn Owl Shop
- Discounts for special events, and more.
Norman Bird Sanctuary is a 325-acre wildlife refuge, replete with seven miles of trails that weave through an intricate system of natural habitats. Established in 1950, this natural wonder incorporates woodlands, hay fields, real air, and four ridges that summon incredible views of the ocean and surrounding ponds. There is also a 19th-century barn museum that showcases historic displays and hands-on exhibits. On any given funday, visitors can hike through the trails and catch glimpses of an array of birds that include the Mallard, Sharp-skinned Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, and Northern Harriers; bring along binoculars and espy these avian aviators in their natural state, flying, feeding, and wearing little smoking jackets while swilling tiny snifters of brandy.
Norman Bird Sanctuary
Norman Bird Sanctuary spans more than 300 acres and seven miles of hiking trails where binoculared bird lovers can spy on local and migratory birds. Hikers can explore the woods or climb Hanging Rock to feast on views of the ocean. In addition, the Sanctuary organizes public programs such as hands-on educational events for children and evening lectures for adults.
583 Third Beach Rd.
Middletown, Rhode Island 02842Get Directions