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Audubon's Shearwater

ACCEPTED RECORD
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).


2011-12 (7-0): One; 70 miles S of Block Island; 20 Aug 2011; Doug Wilson (R,P).


2009-9 (7-0): Twenty-six; S. of Block Island; 19 Aug 2009; Doug Wilson (R), Paul L’Etoile (P).



HISTORICAL RECORDS *
Since 1977:  "An apparently fairly common late summer visitor from the Caribbean area to offshore waters,..." *   
1938    27-Jul    Briggs Beach

   

* Ferren, Richard L. “The Birds of Rhode Island – their seasonal distribution and ecological history. “ Unpublished Manuscript.