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Family Procellariidae

HAWAII

Puffinus pacificus 

Popoi'a Island, Kailua, Oahu

 

Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii

 

Kaena Point, Oahu

 WEDGE-TAILED SHEARWATER    'UA'U KANI

Common throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  Nests in burrows or crevices during summer-fall.  Calls resemble moaning or crying.  Highly susceptible to predation by animals & careless humans who trample or destroy burrows.  Fledglings prone to disorientation by lights onshore, causing them to eventually crash into structures or be hit by cars.

State of Hawaii DLNR Factsheet