Thursday, August 05, 2010

BwBTC ♥ The Charlestown Breachway and Ninigret Tidal Flats, Rhode Island

Howdee all,BWBTC

We have decided on a date and location for the Birders who Blog,Tweet and Chirp outing.

We welcome you to join us….

August 28th

The Charlestown Breachway and Ninigret Tidal Flats

click above link to see


other places in the area to bird

Ninigret NWR/East Beach and Trustom Pond NWR

click in the above links to read more


The event is open ended, for those who are traveling a longer distance, you may want to stay somewhere local for the weekend.

We are still flexible on the schedule and welcome anyone who knows the area well to help with planning and/or to guide us.

This is a preliminary post of what we will be doing…stay tuned for further posts on this event.


Jeff and I may stay at the RV park at The Breachway or stay nearby in CT.

Below is the link for the Breachway RV park, and a map with hotel links.

Located on east side of "the Breachway" is a camping area for self contained RV's, a state beach, some of the best salt water fishing in South County, a salt water beach,  and a panoramic view of Block Island Sound. This location also has boat launch with limited parking.

Charlestown Breachway at the bottom.

The Red labels are hotels in the area. 

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Here is the Charlestown Breachway park Website.

It will cost to park and parking is limited. Carpooling might be a good idea.

Jeff and I have never been to this area and plan to check it out as soon as possible.


This area was highly recommended by our fellow birder and blogger @Birdspot

Thanks Catherine!


After reading information here we realized we need to be aware of the high tide.

There will be some wading but water will not be deep unless we stay out past high tide at the point it could be up to 5 feet.

Here is the tide data for the day
Weekapaug Point, Block Island Sound, Rhode Island

04:55 A.M. EDT
  0.14 feet  
Low Tide

11:16 A.M. EDT
  2.77 feet  
High Tide

05:24 P.M. EDT
  0.42 feet  
Low Tide

11:37 P.M. EDT
  2.48 feet  
High Tide

After looking at the chart, it looks like we can start birding early and avoid the high tide or arrive later before the next high tide.

We plan on eating lunch at one of the local dining spots…any suggestions are welcome.

Bring snacks and water for the Am.

Water shoes or shoes you don't mind getting wet are recommended. From what I have read the area is not muddy.


Some links

Birding on the net..area birds being seen.

Bird Checklist you might want to print this out.

RI Birding link


Preliminary Cast of Characters

Jeff and Dawn @DawnFine on twitter/Dawns Bloggy Blog

Christopher @Picusblog on twitter/ Picus Blog

Dan @Docforestal on twitter/ Nature Observances by Forestal

Larry from the Brownstone Birding blog

Cindy Cage from Living in Brooklyn and Longing for Maine

Cathleen Ellis from Birdingirl blog

John(Tucker) from The Birdman of Bridgewater

Lowie @lakras on twitter/ A Worn Field Guide

Susan from The Nature of Framingham



Chris from Tails of Birding

Catherine @birdspot / Birdspot blog

Andrew @birdingdude / Birding Dude blog

John @Mainebirder/ Birding in Maine

Cindy @gemswinc on twitter

Janet @hammerchick on twitter and Plover Warden Diaries


Please add your name to this blog post if you plan to attend, or not..and the number of people and names of those attending so I can add everyone to the list.

Hope to see you there!


  1. Sounds like SO MUCH FUN! I would LOVE to be there!! One of these days .....

  2. Would love to be there but have a heavy weekend schedule. I'll let you know.


  3. I won't be able to attend. Hope you all have fun and see lots of birds.

  4. I wish I could join you, but I have a local bird walk commitment - have fun!


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