Short-tailed Shearwater Ardenna tenuirostris



  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Short-tailed Shearwater
eBird range map for Short-tailed Shearwater

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

It nests on the coast of south and southeast Australia, migrates through the west of the Pacific Ocean to the Arctic, and turns to south through the center of the ocean.

During the summer is very common on the coast south of Australia. It is an uncommon to rare visitor (November-March) from the Pacific coast of Baja California; rare and irregular in the Gulf of California and south until Nayarit. The global population is estimated at 30,000,000 individuals.

Distribution outside the Americas

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Are highly pelagic, coming ashore only to breed.

Historical changes

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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: