Leach's Storm-petrel Hydrobates leucorhous

Family: Hydrobatidae (Northern Storm-petrels)

Authority: (Vieillot, 1818)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bce+3bce+4bce

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Justification of Red List category

Although the trend of western North American and Russian populations are unknown, the compilation of available data collected from 1977 to 2016 representing 75-80% of the global population, points to a decline of ≥30% over three generations. It has therefore been uplisted to Vulnerable. The cause(s) of declines are unknown, but are likely multi-faceted and further research is needed to inform conservation actions.

Population size: 6700000-8300000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 337,000,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Hydrobates leucorhous. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.