Norman Bird Sanctuary

A nonprofit wildlife sanctuary and environmental education center in Middletown.


583 Third Beach Road
Middletown, Rhode Island 02842

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  • Curbside Pickup
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  • Open For Shopping

A wildlife sanctuary and environmental education center in Middletown, Rhode Island.

There is plenty to see at Norman Bird Sanctuary throughout the year. We offer 325 acres of open space and 7 miles of hiking trails. You will be sure to see a variety of wildlife, including local and migratory birds, depending on the season.

We are a community organization with the mission of preserving and protecting habitats and providing environmental education to diverse audiences of all ages. Our mission, defined by our founder Mabel Norman Cerio, has continued to improve the quality of life on Aquidneck Island and across the state for more than 70 years.

Visit the Barn Owl Gift Shop to purchase great gifts like puzzles, educational games, ornaments, and Norman Bird Sanctuary t-shirts, hats, and more: We are happy to help with your shopping, simply call the Welcome Center between 9:00am-5:00pm and we can put together a collection of gifts, answer questions about items in the shop, and/or coordinate a convenient pick-up time: (401) 846-2577.

Join, renew, or give the gift of membership to the Norman Bird Sanctuary and become our partner in education and conservation. Your membership dues directly fund our year-round efforts to provide innovative environmental education programs and promote environmental stewardship:

  • Hiking
  • Membership
  • Environmental Education
  • Clothing (shirts, sweatshirts, hats, socks)
  • Puzzles
  • Children's books, games, toys, stuffed animals
  • Rhode Island Family Hiking Guide
  • Ornaments
  • Local photography and artwork
  • Birdhouse building kit

Bird-friendly Wreath Making Kit and Workshop

Purchase your kit and Register here

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