With global weather patterns changing I want to find out if the ranges of these birds are changing to any major degree (IE albatross seen in northern latitudes). They range from the most common Wilsons Storm Petrel to the critically threatened Magenta Petrel. I would ask anyone who makes an observation of one of these birds to include this mission in their spotting register where ever they may see them. Sign in to join mission
There are some 125 species of tube-nosed seabirds known today, split into 4 families: Diomedeidae (Albatrosses), Procellariidae (Shearwaters, fulmarine and gadfly petrels, prions) Hydrobatidae (Storm petrels) and Pelecanoididae (Diving petrels). They are pretty much exclusively pelagic and spread across the worlds oceans. The highest diversity occurs in and around New Zealand waters.
Lat: -37.86 Long: 175.50