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).
HISTORICAL RECORDS *
"Variously more numerous in the past, this shrike is now very rare at all seasons."
"Recently, however, perhaps beginning earlier than 1970, the species rather suddenly abandoned its northeastern breeding range...."
Two records since 1986.
* Ferren, Richard L. “The Birds of Rhode Island – their seasonal distribution and ecological history. “ Unpublished Manuscript.
** Checklist of Rhode Island Birds1900-2002, Audubon Society of Rhode Island