Magnificent Frigatebird


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).

2012-11 (7-0): One; Little Compton; 30-Oct to 1-Nov-2012; Geoff Dennis (I,R,P).

2011-9 (7-0): One; Old Harbor, Block Island; 9-Jun-2011; Doug Wilson (I,R), Laura Taylor (P), Brent Robitaille (P).


1995-Oct-28 Galilee, Narragansett

1995-Oct-14 Sachuest Point, Middletown

1991-Feb-4 Sachuest Point, Middletown

1990-Jun-26 or 27 Ocean Drive, Newport

1988-Oct-15 2 mi. S of Block Island: Cox's Ledge

1973-Dec-21/22 Second Beach, Middletown

1960-Jun-30 Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown

1959-May-21 Newport/Middletown Shores

1958-Mar-21 North End, Block Island

1932-Nov-16 Block Island

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 “ Unpublished Manuscript.