Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus


ACAP. 2009. ACAP Species Assessment: Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus. Available at: #

BirdLife International. 2004. Tracking ocean wanderers: the global distribution of albatrosses and petrels. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Finkelstein, M. E.; Wolf, S.; Goldman, M.; Doak, D. F.; Sievert, P. R.; Balogh, G.; Hasegawa, H. 2010. The anatomy of a (potential) disaster: volcanoes, behavior and population viability of the Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus). Biological Conservation 143: 321-331.

Jacobs, J. 2009. Climbing the learning curve of Short-tailed Albatross recovery. Endangered Species Bulletin 34(1): 22-25.

Kiyota, M.; Minami, H. 2008. Marine habitat of the Short-tailed Albatross near Japan, estimated from ship-based survey data. Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology 40(1): 1-12.

Piatt, J. F.; Wetzel, J.; Bell, K.; Degange, A.; Balogh, G.; Drew, G.; Geernaert, T.; Ladd, C.; Byrd, G. V. 2006. Predictable hotspots and foraging habitat of the endangered short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) in the North Pacific: Implications for conservation. Deep-Sea Research II 53: 387-398.

Sato, F. 2009. Increase in pairs of the Short-tailed Albatross Diomedea albatrus at an artificial breeding ground. Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology 40(2): 139-143.

Suryan, R. M.; Dietrich, K. S.; Melvin, E. F.; Balogh, G. R.; Sato, F.; Ozaki, K. 2007. Migratory routes of Short-tailed Albatrosses: use of exclusive economic zones of North Pacific Rim countries and spatial overlap with commercial fisheries in Alaska. Biological Conservation 137(3): 450-460.

Suryan, R. M.; Sato, F.; Balogh, G. R.; Sievert, P. R.; Nakamura, N.; Ozaki, K. 2008. Influence of season and age on movements and habitat use of Short-tailed Albatrosses: implications for at-sea conservation. Abstracts, 35th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, Blaine, Washington, 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2008, pp. 116. Pacific Seabird Group, Little River, CA, USA.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. 2008. Short-tailed Albatrosses on Sand Island and Eastern Island, Midway Atoll NWR. 'Elepaio 68(4): 32.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2005. Short-tailed Albatross Draft Recovery Plan.

Further resources

Additional information is available on the distribution of the Short-tailed Albatross from the Global Procellariiform Tracking Database (

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Phoebastria albatrus. Downloaded from on 27/05/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 27/05/2017.