Shearwater Birds

Dead Seabirds Washing Ashore on NE Beaches - ecoRI news

Four species of shearwater — great, sooty, Cory’s and Manx — are typically seen in Rhode Island waters, though they seldom travel within. Hundreds of great shearwaters have turned up dead on beaches on Long Island and southern New England this summer, and no one seems to know why. By TODD McLEISH/ecoRI News contributor Walking on the beach at the north end of Block Island last month, Matt Schenck stumbled upon two dead and decomposing seabirds, which the avid birdwatcher identified as great shearwaters. In addition to the birds on Block Island, birders and biologists have reported dead shearwaters on Rhode Island beaches in Tiverton and Charlestown. Source:

Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater offshore of Westport, Washington.
Photo by btrentler on Flickr
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-Photo by Martyne Reesman, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife- The world population of Pink-footed Shearwater (Puffinus creatopus) is quite low for a seabird. Nevertheless, it is a common summer visitor and very...
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Flesh-footed Shearwater
Port Fairy. Victoria.
Photo by blachswan on Flickr