Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea

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

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

Distribution in the Americas

In the nonbreeding season can make large migrations to the North Pacific and North Caribbean.

It is a common to frequent visitor in Baja California Norte between April and October; uncommon to rare in November-March. Is an uncommon to frequent visitor off coast to Central America during February-June and September-December. Global population has been estimated in approximately 20,000,000 individuals.

Distribution outside the Americas

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Habitat

Are pelagic, often rests on water during calm days. It nests on islands of Australia, New Zealand and southern South America.

Historical changes

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Recommended Citation

Sooty Shearwater (Ardenna grisea), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/sooshe