Non-Breeding Birds Distribution Map

NatureMapping Observations throughout the year

Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris)

The Washington Gap Analysis Project created breeding bird maps only. The non-breeding birds (e.g., wintering, pelagic (coastal), and birds expanding their ranges) are represented only by NatureMapping sightings.

NM observation maps

NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.

Species Distribution Information

This shearwater (formerly called Slender-billed Shearwater) winters during our summer in the North Pacific. It is seen along the west coast from British Columbia to California during southward migration in fall and winter. Some non-breeding birds remain off California during our winter. It breeds off Australia.

Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester