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).
2011-20 (7-0): One; Easton’s Beach, Newport; 29-Sep-2011; Jack Kelly (I,R,P).
2011-5 (7-0): One; Sakonnet Point, Little Compton; 16-May-2011; Bob Emerson (I,R).
2007-5 (7-0): One; Sachuest Marsh, Middletown; 9-16-Sep-2007; Rey Larsen (I,R,P), Paul L’Etoile (P).
HISTORICAL RECORDS *
"Unknown but possibly overlooked until 1946, it is now found nearly annually from zero to four birds per year."*
* Ferren, Richard L. “The Birds of Rhode Island – their seasonal distribution and ecological history. “ Unpublished Manuscript.