Long-tailed Jaeger

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).

2013-27 (6-0): Four; 3-Sep-2013; 50 mi S of Block Island; Paul L’Etoile (P).

2010-9 (7-0): One; 10-Sep-2010; Block Canyon Pelagic; [Nick Bonomo, Scott Tsagarakis, Tom Auer] (R), Carlos Pedro (P), Paul L’Etoile (P).    

A very rare pelagic transient, exceedingly rare in inshore waters but apparently more regular well offshore.
2000-Jun-17    Cox's Ledge
1995-Jul-1        Cox's Ledge
1993-Sep-22    40 mi SW of Block Island
1993-Sep-12    40 mi SE of Block Island
1993-Aug-30    Cox's Ledge
1992-Sep-17/18    Block Canyon
1990-Sep-10    40 mi SSE of Block Island
1983-Sep-7    Cox's Ledge
1978-Sep-24    Cox's Ledge
1978-Jun-4    Cox's Ledge
1975-Jun-6    Cox's Ledge
1975-Aug-30    Cox's Ledge
1975-Jun-22    Cox's Ledge
1975-Jun-14    Cox's Ledge
1974-Sep-21    Cox's Ledge
1974-Jun-8    Cox's Ledge
1968-Sep-1    Cox's Ledge
1965-Jun-20    Block Island Sound
1956-Sep-24    Beavertail
1952-Sep-7/14    Napatree

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 “ Unpublished Manuscript.