Henslow's Sparrow


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).


"In summary, the Henslow's Sparrow was uncommon but regular in South County for at least 40 years and possibly much longer, reaching its highest population in the late 1930s or early 1940s in both South County and Newport County. It then declined and entirely disappeared from the state within two decades." *

1968 9-Oct Block Island (last record in Rhode Island)

1965 8-Oct Block Island

1963 30-31-Jan Charlestown

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 “ Unpublished Manuscript.