After travelling over 32 000 km during the last eight months, an ACAP-listed and Vulnerable Pink-footed Shearwater Puffinus creatopus bearing a satellite tag has returned to its breeding site on Isla Mocha, Chile.
A Pink-footed Shearwater emerges from its burrow on Isla Mocha; photograph by Jonathan Felis
The bird had spent most of May-October in Baja California and off the coast of California in the USA. After its return the bird has been making localized foraging trips around Isla Mocha. The remaining nine birds tagged earlier this year in April had all lost their tags before returning to Chile.
Trans-equatorial migration route
Post-migration local movements
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 14 December 2015