Ashy Storm Petrel

This is a small, uniformly sooty-brown storm petrel with a forked tail, closely resembling the Black Storm-petrel, however it is smaller and has a more fluttering style of flight, with the upstroke only becoming horizontal to the body before beginning the downstroke .

The Ashy Storm Petrel is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Ashy Storm Petrel is designated as a species of conservation concern in California. It is threatened by Western Gull and Burrowing Owl predation, illumination from fishing boats, introduced predators such as rats and feral cats, and pollution. Most of the islands that it breeds on are covered by some degree of protection. Global warming and climate change could have a profound impact on the Ashy-Storm petrel. More

Does Ashy Storm Petrel Ruling Imply that Bush-Era “Ignore the Science” Policies are Being Perpetuated at DOI? = Submitted by Bob Janiskee on August 25, 2009 - 3:01am Brushing aside scientific evidence that the ashy storm petrel population is in profound decline, the Interior Department has ruled that this seabird is undeserving of federal protection. Having expected better from this new administration, disappointed environmentalists think it looks a lot like same-old, same-old at Salazar-led Interior. More

“The ashy storm petrel is a barometer of the health of California’s coastal waters,” said Shaye Wolf, a biologist with the Center for Biological Diversity who has studied the ashy storm petrel as well as the effects of ocean climate change on California’s seabirds. “The declines in its numbers and breeding success are indicative of the increasing stress to the coastal ocean from global warming, pollution, and development. More

Results 1 - 7 from 7 for Ashy Storm Petrel in 0.228 sec. MMCG Projects and Experience National Park Service study of California brown pelicans and alcids at the Channel Islands, California; • Logistical support for National Biological Survey study of ashy storm petrel nesting activities at the Channel Islands, California. << Back to Top Cultural Resource Projects • Preparation of submerged cultural and historic resources sections of draft Environmental Impact Statement ... www.mmcg. More

the ashy storm petrel has been dwindling in numbers in the past few decades. Now only about 5,400 breeding birds remain. The Center for Biological Diversity, a crusader in the plight of the petrel, filed a federal lawsuit April 1 against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for illegally delaying the process of determining whether the status of the ashy storm petrel warrants federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. More

Order : Procellariiformes
Family : Hydrobatidae
Genus : Oceanodroma
Species : homochroa
Authority : (Coues, 1864)