Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri Lesson
Status Two sight records. The first Nova Scotian (and second Canadian) record was of a bird seen southwest of Sable Island on 7 October 1979 in an area of very warm water (Brown 1980). A second bird was well observed from MV Bluenose on 27 August 1980, some 30 km southwest of Yarmouth (B. Curry).
Remarks This small shearwater resembles the Little Shearwater in its auk-like wing beat tempo but has a longer tail and dark undertail coverts. It breeds in the Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean, wandering northward in the Gulf Stream.
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