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Atlantic Puffin

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).


2013-13 (6-0): One; Second Beach, Middletown; 31 Jan 2013; Chris Raithel (R,P).

2013-3 (6-0): Two; Pelagic; 21 Jan 2013; Paul L'Etoile (I,R,P).

2009-2 (7-0): One; 6 miles S of Block Island; 28 Mar 2009; Jan St. Jean (I), Phil Rusch (R).

2003-2 (6-0): One; Block Island; 22 Mar 2003; Mrs. Von Arx (I), Alex Von Arx (I,R), Kim Gaffett (R,P).



HISTORICAL RECORDS *
2001 **
1997 **
1995-Nov-25       Block Island Sound
1995-Mar-4         30-60 mi. S of Block Island
1984-Mar            50 mi S of Block Island
1977-Mar-6,12     Cox's Ledge
1942                   Near Block Island
1931-Jun-1          Sakonnet, Little Compton
1930-Jan-10        South Coast
1922-Feb-15 (2)             Off Block Island
1922-Jan-16 (2),26 (1)    Off Block Island
1921-Feb-2 (2)               Off Block Island

* 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 “ Unpublished Manuscript.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