Short-tailed Shearwater Ardenna tenuirostris



Conservation Status

Globally it is considered a Least Concern species. In Mexico is no under some category of protection. About 250,000 chickens are harvested annually for various commercial products, these figures, coupled with the high mortality during migration may pose a serious threat to these shearwaters. Pigs, cattle and sheep have destroyed entire colonies in several places. These shearwaters are very sensitive to habitat destruction, soil erosion caused by fires and vehicles, also contributes to the destruction of nesting sites. Feral cats are strong predators of chickens. Around 50,000 individuals are caught each year in fishing nets. Plastic pollution limits the ability of flight of birds and contributes to mortality during migration. Climate change could also have a strong impact on its populations.

Effects of human activity on populations

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Recommended Citation

Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: