Audubon's Shearwater

One of the smallest shearwaters in the Atlantic, Audubon's Shearwater (Puffinus lherminieri) is about the size of an American Robin. They breed on small islands in the Carribbean, and commonly forage around the floating Sargassum endemic to the North Atlantic. Audubon's shearwaters prefer warm, tropical waters, so do not migrate long distances like other shearwaters; however, they are constantly on the move at sea, coming ashore only to breed. See photos and read more about seabird migration.


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