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Yellow-headed Blackbird

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).


2013-19 (6-0): One; Block Island; 5 Oct 2013; Sue Talbot (I,R), Dan Finizia (P).

2013-17 (6-0): One; Cox's Ledge to Galilee; 10 Aug 2013; Carlos Pedro (R,P), Keith Mueller (P).

2012-2 A,B (7-0): One; (A): Warwick; 22 Jan 2012; Betty Walsh (I,R,P). (B). Oakland Beach, Warwick; 10 Feb 2012; Sherry Carlson (I,R).

2008-11 (7-0): One; Block Island; 30 Sep 2008; Dan Finizia & Sue Talbot (I,R,P)  .  

2007-8 (7-0): One; Avondale Preserve, Westerly; 21 Nov 2007; Phil Rusch (I,R).

Not Accepted: 2007-12 (4-3): One; North Kingstown; 14 May 2007.

2007-17 
(7-0): One; West Warwick; 18 Mar 2007; Robert Touhill (I,R,P).
   



HISTORICAL RECORDS *
"A rare but increasingly regular straggler from the Midwest and West, now recorded almost annually. A pattern has emerged of its regular appearance in early fall, almost always close to the coast, occasional wintering, and more rarely lingering into spring." *

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 “ Unpublished Manuscript.