Great Shearwater Release

Great Shearwaters usually don't come near land when they're not breeding—but sometimes they can be blown ashore by strong winds and storms. When that happens, the stranded birds have to be taken to a rehabilitation center before being released back to the ocean. Read more about Smithsonian postdoc Seabird McKeon's encounter with stranded shearwaters, and learn more about seabird migrations.


Seabird McKeon