Photo by Mary
Scott and used with her permission. Photo remains the property of the
photographer. For other examples of her work see
Widespread in tropical oceans. In the Atlantic
breeds at the West Indies and Bahama Islands. Formerly bred in
Bermuda, but now extirpated. (Harrison
Not attracted to ships and rarely attracted to chum or offal. (Olney
Where To See
water so usually seen June through early September south of Cape
Cod and more likely in one of the core of warm Gulf Stream water frequently in the area.
Sometimes identified from land on Cape Cod following high winds.
look for this bird, take a continental shelf edge trip anytime during the
In the New England area you need to
separate Audubon's from the more numerous Manx Shearwaters.
||Underwing shows wider dark margin than the similar Manx. .
Notice more extensive dark undertail coverts. The face lacks the white "C" mark
behind the eye. Another Mary Scott photo used with her permission. Nice picture
|Wing tips more rounded. Beware of a bird just taking off from
the water. Underwing has wider dark margins. Photographed by Mary Scott on FONT
Barnegat Light trip September 2001.
Feet do not project beyond tail.