Avian Flu


Guidelines for working with albatrosses and petrels during H5N1 avian influenza outbreak
Directives pour les activités auprès d'albatros et de pétrels pendant l’épidémie d’influenza aviaire H5N1
Directrices para trabajar con albatros y petreles durante influenza aviar H5N1

Updated November 2023. 


 Notifications_of_HPAI_outbreaks.jpegNotifications of HPAI outbreaks to the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) in Procellariiformes (updated 5 November 2023). ACAP Parties are marked in blue.


Summary of HPAI H5N1 detections in Procellariiformes (updated 5 November 2023)
Species   Site Date Latitude  Longitude
Northern Giant Petrel1 Macronectes halli St Helena Bay, South Africa 16/09/2021 -32.74 17.99
Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera Silverstroomstrand, South Africa 12/11/2021 -33.59 18.36
Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera Cape Town, South Africa 15/10/2021 -33.87 18.49
Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis St. John's, Canada 11/05/2022 47.59 -52.70
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Isle of Rum, UK 07/04/2022 57.00 -6.33
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis Opinan, UK 19/09/2022 57.68 -5.78
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis Dornoch, UK 21/09/2022 57.87 -4.01
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis Opinan, UK 31/10/2022 57.68 -5.78
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis San Luis Obispo, USA 13/12/2022 35.29 -120.66
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Itanhaém, Brazil 09/03/2023 -24.25 -46.89
Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea At sea near Putu, Chile 25/03/2023 -35.16 -72.61
Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea Playa Chica Cartagena, Chile 01/04/2023 -33.55 -71.61
Black-browed Albatross1 Thalassarche melanophris Colaco, Chile 20/04/2023 -41.78 -73.52
Southern Giant Petrel1 Macronectes giganteus Playa Guanaqueros, Chile 27/04/2023 -30.20 -71.43
Waved Albatross1 Phoebastria irrorata Playa Las Gaviotas, Peru 22/05/2023 -8.49 -78.86
Sooty Shearwater2 Ardenna grisea Puerto Santa, Peru 22/06/2023 -9.00 -78.65
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis Whitehaven, UK 13/07/2023 54.56 -3.56
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Norway) 09/08/2023 78.23 15.72
Short-tailed Shearwater2 Ardenna tenuirostris North Slope Borough, Alaska (USA) 25/08/2023 71.29 -156.78
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis Suðuroyarbanki, Faroe Islands (Denmark) 05/09/2023 61.56 -6.06
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis Nólsoy, Faroe Islands (Denmark) 13/09/2023 62.01 -6.67
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Bertioga, Brazil 13/09/2023 -23.78 -45.95
Antarctic Prion Pachyptila desolata Itanhaém, Brazil 16/09/2023 -24.20 -46.81
Waved Albatross1,2
Phoebastria irrorata Moche, Peru 25/09/2023 -8.17 -79.03
Southern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides Stanley, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)3 30/10/2023 -51.69 -57.86


1 ACAP-listed species.
2 Detection in three individuals collected at the same site and date.
3 A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Islas Georgias del Sur y Islas Sandwich del Sur) and the surrounding maritime areas.

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