Baking: Black-vented Shearwater


Puffinus opisthomelas

Length: 13-14 in Wingspan: 1-2 feet Weight: 1-1.5 lbs


Dark above and light below, with dark undertail coverts. Head dark with indistinct border.



Nests off the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Common in summer and winter along the Pacific Coast of North America.

Cool Facts:

The Black-vented Shearwater is the smallest regularly-occurring shearwater in Pacific North America, and one of the more commonly seen in the southern US.

The species name opisthomeles derives from Greek “dark rear.”

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