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Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

Hydrobates castro

Until the late 1970s, this species was considered an accidental visitor to North America, with a few having been found inland after hurricanes. With increased surveys offshore, it has proven to be a regular visitor far off our southern Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. It may have been overlooked in the past because of its great similarity to Leach's Storm-Petrel.
Family Northern Storm-Petrels
Until the late 1970s, this species was considered an accidental visitor to North America, with a few having been found inland after hurricanes. With increased surveys offshore, it has proven to be a regular visitor far off our southern Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. It may have been overlooked in the past because of its great similarity to Leach's Storm-Petrel.
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Usually silent at sea.
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How Climate Change Will Reshape the Range of the Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

Audubon’s scientists have used 140 million bird observations and sophisticated climate models to project how climate change will affect this bird’s range in the future.

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Climate threats facing the Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

Choose a temperature scenario below to see which threats will affect this species as warming increases. The same climate change-driven threats that put birds at risk will affect other wildlife and people, too.

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