Wedge-tailed Shearwater

Ardenna pacifica


eBird Checklist S38161564
Half Moon Bay--inshore bay
San Mateo, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 37.4877, -122.4694 Map

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my own poor photo of the WTSH

Observation details

Dark morph. Found roughly off Miramar, maybe a bit farther south. Came through on right side of boat, and sped by going towards harbor mouth. We chased and lost it. But fortunately re-found it and approached, at one point it went by very close on the left side of the boat. Identified by slow, graceful flight, little flapping. Wings held bowed down. In shape a very long winged and long bodied shearwater, with very long tail! Bill looked dark. The bird was bedraggled, with ragged secondaries etc.

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