Western Kingbird


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).

2014-19 (6-0): One; Napatree, Westerly; 21-Jun-2014; Tom Auer (I,R,P).

2012-14 (7-0): One; Pardon Gray Preserve, Tiverton; 1-4 Nov-2012; Jan St. Jean (I,R,P).

2011-21 (7-0): One; Beavertail, Jamestown; 8-Nov-2011; Jason Colby (I,R,P).

2010-10 (7-0): One; Weekapaug, Westerly; 3-Nov-2010; Dan Finizia (I,P), Sue Talbot (I).

2009-10 (7-0): One; North End, Block Island; 25-Sep to 4-Oct-2009; Scott Tsagarakis (I), Doug Wilson (R,P).

2007-20 (6-1): One; Camp Cronin, Narragansett; 9-Oct-2007; Phil Budlong (R), Linda Gardrel (R), Mary Jo Murray (R).


"The Western Kingbird is now a more or less regular transient along the coast although somewhat variable in numbers from year to year..."

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 “ Unpublished Manuscript.