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American White Pelican

ACCEPTED RECORDS
RIARC Number, Vote (Accepted - Not Accepted - Natural Status Uncertain), # of birds reported, location, date(s), reporters (I = initial observer, R = report submitted, P = photograph submitted).



2012-17 (7-0): One; Trustom Pond, South Kingstown; 20-23 Nov 2012; Jim Murphy (I,R), Dan Finizia (P), Tom Tetzner (P), Shai Mitra (P).

2011-1 (7-0): One; Prudence Island, and Fort Getty, Beavertail, Jamestown; 4-5 Jan 2011; Pam Long (I,R), Carol Trocki (I), Heather Hopkins (I), Michelle St. Sauveur (P).

2010-6 (7-0): One; Trustom Pond, South Kingstown; 24 Jul 2010; Bob Dewire (I,R,P), [Alan Brush, Cam Bertsche, Ruth Waller, Sylvia Fournier] (I).

2010-5 (7-0): One; Pawcatuck River, Westerly; 16 Jun 2010; Kate Pisano (I,P), David Prescott (R).

2008-16 (7-0): One; Palmer River, Barrington; 18 Sep 2008; Butch Lombardi (I,R,P).

2004-1A,B (7-0): One; A: Prudence Island; 13-19 Dec 2004; Matt Rehor (I,R), Ken Raposa (P). B: One; Winnapaug Pond; 29 Dec 2004 through 20 Jan 2005; Jeff Gardner (I), Hank Golet (P).



HISTORICAL RECORDS *
1997 **
1996-Sep-27/Oct-6    Block Island
1996-Aug-1    Warwick
1994-Dec-3/6    Allen's Harbor, North Kingstown
1994-Jan-4/Mar-5    Galilee, Narragansett
1989-Jul-3        Quicksand Pond, Little Compton
1978-Nov-11/Dec-6    Easton's Pond, Ocean Drive, Newport     Quicksand Pond, Little Compton
1946-Sep-28    Bonnet Shores, Narrow River, Narragansett

* Ferren, Richard L. “The Birds of Rhode Island – their seasonal distribution and ecological history. “ Unpublished Manuscript.
** Checklist of Rhode Island Birds 1900-2002, Audubon Society of Rhode Island