Short Tailed Shearwater

Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris)

Wingspan 970mm body weight of 480-800g

Short-tailed Shearwaters don’t breed here they just come zooming through in their thousands. We see them passing the island in October and November each year on their way back from the North Pacific Ocean. They breed on Tasmanian islands and Southeast Australia (November to December they lay)