Leach’s Storm Petrel


This is a tiny eight inch seabird that flits over the ocean back and forth, changing direction as it flies. There are 21 species in the world with only two that make their home in the east. These birds are unfamiliar to shore dwelling folks because they usually only approach land at night fall when they return from a day’s feeding offshore. The bird, much like the puffin, makes its home in burrows in the ground on offshore islands where it produces a single egg per season. Their life span is roughly around 20 years.