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).
2014-12, (6-0): One; Trustom Pond NWR, South Kingstown; 17-19-Sep-2014; Tom Auer (I), Tom Tetzner (P), Don Heitzmann (P).
2007-4, (7-0): One; Durfee Hill Management Area, Glocester; 18-21-Aug-2007; Charles Brown (I), Chris Raithel (R).
2005-1 (7-0): Three +, Breeding; Newport County; 25-Jun thru 22-Aug-2005; Rachel Farrell (I,R), Robert Emerson (R), Geoff Dennis (P).
"From a status of fairly common or uncommon about 1940, this wren has gradually but markedly declined. After about 1953 it became decidedly rare with 1-2 observations per year during the late 1950s and even fewer thereafter." *
* Ferren, Richard L. “The Birds of Rhode Island – their seasonal distribution and ecological history. “ Unpublished Manuscript.