Audubon's Shearwater


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).

2015-12 (6-0): Forty-seven; pelagic, Block Canyon; 3-Sep-2015; Carlos Pedro (R), Paul L'Etoile (R,P), Wayne Munns (R).

2013-26 (6-0): Ten; 70 miles S of Block Island; 3-Sep-2013; Paul L'Etoile (P).

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).


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 “ Unpublished Manuscript.