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Magnificent Frigatebird

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).


2012-11 (7-0): One; Little Compton; 30 Oct to 1 Nov 2012; Geoff Dennis (I,R,P).

2011-9 (7-0): One; Old Harbor, Block Island; 9 Jun 2011; Doug Wilson (I,R,P), Laura Taylor (P), Brent Robitaille (P).



HISTORICAL RECORDS *
1995-Oct-28    Galilee, Narragansett
1995-Oct-14    Sachuest Point, Middletown
1991-Feb-4    Sachuest Point, Middletown
1990-Jun-26 or 27    Ocean Drive, Newport
1988-Oct-15    2 mi. S of Block Island: Cox's Ledge
1973-Dec-21/22    Second Beach, Middletown
1960-Jun-30    Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown
1959-May-21    Newport/Middletown Shores
1958-Mar-21    North End, Block Island
1932-Nov-16    Block Island

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 “ Unpublished Manuscript.