Pelagic Migrants Wintering in Peru

The lists below include species that migrate from southern oceans, tropical islands, and the Galapagos Archipelago toward pelagic waters of Peru. Perhaps as expected the vast majority of pelagic non-breeding birds wintering in Peru belong to the Order Procellariidae.
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Table 3. Species migrating from southern oceans and tropical islands towards pelagic regions of Peru.  

Black-browed Albatross Albatros de Ceja Negra Thalassarche melanophrys
Buller’s Albatross Albatros de Buller Thalassarche bulleri
Salvin’s Albatross Albatros de Salvin Thalassarche salvini
Southern Giant-Petrel Petrel Gigante Sureño Macronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-Petrel Petrel Gigante Norteño Macronectes halli
Southern Fulmar Petrel Plateado Fulmarus glacialoides
Cape Petrel Petrel Damero Daption capense
Cook’s Petrel Petrel de Cook Pterodroma cookii
Masatierra Petrel Petrel Chileno Pterodroma defilippiana
Antarctic Prion Petrel-Azul Antártico Pachyptila desolata
Slender-billed (Thin-billed) Prion Petrel-Azul de Pico Delgado Pachyptila belcheri
White-chinned Petrel Petrel de Mentón Blanco Procellaria aequinoctialis
Parkinson’s Petrel Petrel de Parkinson Procellaria parkinsoni
Buller’s Shearwater Pardela de Buller Puffinus bulleri
Sooty Shearwater Pardela Oscura Puffinus griseus
Pink-footed Shearwater Pardela de Pata Rosada Puffinus creatopus
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel Golondrina de Mar de Wilson Oceanites oceanicus
Masked Booby Piquero Enmascarado Sula dactylatra
Chilean Skua Salteador Chileno Stercorarius chilensis
South Polar Skua Salteador del Polo Sur Stercorarius maccormicki

 

Table 3a. Vagrant and hypothetical species migrating from southern oceans and tropical islands towards pelagic regions of Peru.  

Gray-headed Albatross Albatros de Cabeza Gris Thalassarche chrysostoma
Chatham Albatross Albatros de Chatham Thalassarche eremita
Kermadec Petrel Petrel de Kermadec Pterodroma neglecta
Juan Fernández Petrel Petrel de Juan Fernández Pterodroma externa
Broad-billed Prion Petrel-Azul de Pico Ancho Pachyptila vittata
Gray Petrel Petrel Gris Procellaria cinerea
Westland Petrel Petrel de Westland Procellaria westlandica
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Pardela Cola de Cuña Puffinus pacificus
Flesh-footed Shearwater Pardela de Pata Pálida Puffinus carneipes
Little Shearwater Pardela Chica Puffinus assimilis
White-bellied Storm-Petrel Golondrina de Mar de Vientre Blanco Fregetta grallaria
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel Golondrina de Mar de Vientre Negro Fregetta tropica
White-faced Storm-Petrel Golondrina de Mar de Cara Blanca Pelagodroma marina
Red-tailed Tropicbird Ave del Trópico de Cola Roja Phaethon rubricauda
Cape Gannet Alcatraz de El Cabo Morus capensis
Black Noddy Tiñosa Negra Anous minutus
White Tern Gaviotín Blanco Gygis alba
Sooty Tern Gaviotín Oscuro Onychoprion fuscatus

 

Table 3b. Species migrating from the Galapagos Archipelago towards pelagic regions of Peru. 

Waved Albatross Albatros de las Galápagos Phoebastria irrorata
Red-billed Tropicbird Ave del Trópico de Pico Rojo Phaethon aethereus
Magnificent Frigatebird Avefragata Magnífica Fregata magnificens
Swallow-tailed Gull Gaviota Tijereta Creagrus furcatus

 

Table 3c. Vagrant and hypothetical species migrating from the Galapagos Archipelage towards pelagic regions of Peru.  

Galapagos Petrel Petrel de las Galápagos Pterodroma phaeopygia
Galapagos Shearwater Pardela de las Galápagos Puffinus subalalaris
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel Golondrina de Mar de Madeira Oceanodroma castro
Great Frigatebird Avefragata Grande Fregata minor
Red-footed Booby Piquero de Pata Roja Sula sula