Atlantic Puffin


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).


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 “ Unpublished Manuscript.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