South Polar Skua


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).

2013-25 (6-0): One; pelagic, Cox's Ledge; Paul L'Etoile (P)

2013-14 (6-0): One; Cox's Ledge; 27-May-2013; Carlos Pedro (R,P).

2009-7 (7-0): One; Mud Hole (pelagic), 4-Aug-2009, Scott Tsagarakis (I), Doug Wilson (I,R), Carlos Pedro (P).

2007-3 (7-0): Two; Pelagic, Mud Hole; 24-May-2007; Scott Tsagarakis (R), Carlos Pedro (P), Paul L’Etoile (P).


Approximately 35 records from 1900 to 2000.

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 “ Unpublished Manuscript.