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Manx Shearwater

by | Jun 15, 2022

Manx Shearwater  Puffinus puffinus

Texas Coastal / Offshore Status: Very Rare. There are eleven documented records for the state, and two additional records pending.

Habitat: pelagic waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Manx Shearwater prefers colder water than Audubon’s.

Similar Species: See Audubon’s Shearwater

* Texas Review Species, requiring written or photographic documentation to TBRC.
(1) TOS Handbook of Texas Birds; by Mark W. Lockwood and Brush Freeman (2005)
(2) Lower Texas Coast Status from Brad McKinney’s annotated checklist (updated 2009).

Seasonal Occurrence Graph

Texas Pelagics Sightings Distribution

This map shows the geographic distribution of Manx Shearwater found in Offshore Texas (and Gulf of Mexico)
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