Norman Bird Sanctuary

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment


583 Third Beach RoadMiddletown, RI 02842 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Established in 1949 through a bequest made by Mabel Norman Cerio, Norman Bird Sanctuary, under the charge of her will, was to maintain the land "for the propagation, preservation, and protection of birds, and where birds and bird life may be observed, studied, taught, and enjoyed by lovers of nature and by the public generally so interested in a spirit of humanity and mercy."


NBS is a mature 501(c)3 nonprofit that has maintained steady growth throughout its history. Over the years, NBS has grown to include more than 300 acres of diverse habitats, and its mission remains true to Mabel Norman Cerio’s original vision. The Sanctuary is a community organization that has impacted the quality of life on Aquidneck Island and across the state for more than 70 years.


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