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).
2012-18 (7-0): Nine; Pascoag, Burrillville; 24-Dec-2012 through 11-Jan-2013; Jan St Jean (I,R,P), Dan Finizia (P), Robert Weaver (P), Alan Straus, (P), Carlos Pedro (P).
2007-19 (6-1): One; Diamond Hill Reservoir, Cumberland; 2-Dec-2007; Mark Lynch & Sheila Carroll (I,R).
HISTORICAL RECORDS *
"A very uncommon and irregular winter visitor from the north, subject to marked incursions but usually relatively rare, particularly so along the coast. While most often reported from inland sections, it is occasional on Bay islands and at Block Island." *
* Ferren, Richard L. “The Birds of Rhode Island – their seasonal distribution and ecological history. “ Unpublished Manuscript.