Long-tailed Jaeger


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).

2013-27 (6-0): Four; 3-Sep-2013; 50 mi S of Block Island; Paul L’Etoile (P).

2010-9 (7-0): One; 10-Sep-2010; Block Canyon Pelagic; [Nick Bonomo, Scott Tsagarakis, Tom Auer] (R), Carlos Pedro (P), Paul L’Etoile (P).


A very rare pelagic transient, exceedingly rare in inshore waters but apparently more regular well offshore.

2000-Jun-17 Cox's Ledge

1995-Jul-1 Cox's Ledge

1993-Sep-22 40 mi SW of Block Island

1993-Sep-12 40 mi SE of Block Island

1993-Aug-30 Cox's Ledge

1992-Sep-17/18 Block Canyon

1990-Sep-10 40 mi SSE of Block Island

1983-Sep-7 Cox's Ledge

1978-Sep-24 Cox's Ledge

1978-Jun-4 Cox's Ledge

1975-Jun-6 Cox's Ledge

1975-Aug-30 Cox's Ledge

1975-Jun-22 Cox's Ledge

1975-Jun-14 Cox's Ledge

1974-Sep-21 Cox's Ledge

1974-Jun-8 Cox's Ledge

1968-Sep-1 Cox's Ledge

1965-Jun-20 Block Island Sound

1956-Sep-24 Beavertail

1952-Sep-7/14 Napatree

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 “ Unpublished Manuscript.