Hawaiian Petrel Pterodroma sandwichensis

Family: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters)

Authority: (Ridgway, 1884)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3bce+4bce

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small breeding range, known from five locations in the main Hawaiian islands, and the future of at least two are in jeopardy (Mauna Loa and West Maui). Radar surveys show that the species is declining rapidly on at least one of the other islands where it breeds (Kaua'i), and declines are probable on other islands too. Therefore, it is assessed as Endangered.

Population size: 7500-16600 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 22,000,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Nearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Pterodroma sandwichensis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/hawaiian-petrel-pterodroma-sandwichensis on 07/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 07/12/2023.