Portugal, Balearic Shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus), Winter migrant

Summary

Despite being one of the rarest shearwaters of the world, is one of the easiest to spot off the coast of mainland Portugal, throughout the year. The conservation status is critically endangered.

Conservation status

Critically endangered (2008)
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Phenology

This species breed in the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean sea. After the breeding period, from June, they migrate to the Eastern North Atlantic to moulting. Some of moulting areas are located off the coast of mainland Portugal, highlighting the areas off the estuaries of the Douro, Mondego and Tagus. Between the months of September and November they migrate towards the South to their main wintering area which is in the Balearic sea. However, between the months of December and February it is possible to spot individuals that winter off the coast of mainland Portugal. During the breeding season it is possible to see individuals, presumably, not breeders.

Abundance

Uncommon
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Habitat

It occurs in seaside areas along the coastal strip.

Threats

Information not yet available
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Winter migrant