Balearic shearwater’s description
I gracefully dive under the waves in order to capture my preys : my beak ends with a sharp hook, which doesn’t let any chance to the spotted fish.
Close to extinction
80 cm wingspan
From 350 to 400 g
Where do I live ?
I nest on the Baleares islands in winter then, in summer, I migrate towards the Atlantic coast, from Portugal to England.
Which threats ?
The main threat weighing on me is the incidental introduction of predators on the islands where I nest, because I can’t breed with their presence. Overfishing must be monitored too: it deprives me from all of my preys.
Kiwiwho’s word to save the balearic shearwater
My breeding sites are protected, deratting campains have already been undertaken and I am the object of several scientific studies. However, it’s not enough : I could go extinct in 40 to 60 years from now.
You too, help us to raise awareness about balearic shearwater’s fate