2018-03-22 / About Town

View rare birds during presentation at library

A volunteer with The Nature Conservancy will discuss birding from 3-5 p.m. March 25 at the library, 26 North Road.

The free presentation by Geoff Dennis, a commercial fisherman, is titled “Common and Uncommon Rhode Island Birds.” Dennis, who also works with the Audubon Society and Cornell University, has been photographing birds in his Little Compton yard since 1995. He has spotted more than 180 species from his property, including the first rufous hummingbird in state history. His work with piping plovers led to the discovery of the snowy plover in Rhode Island in spring 2017.

Other rare sightings in his yard include the Kentucky warbler and the summer tanager. Unusual nesting birds on his property include the Acadian flycatcher and the northern saw-whet owl.

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