Title

Biology and conservation of the Juan Fernández Archipelago seabird community

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Publication Title

Annual Report prepared for CONAF

Department

Biology

Abstract

Six species of seabirds breed on the Juan Fern·ndez Archipelago: the pink-footed shearwater (Puffinus creatopus), Juan Fern·ndez petrel (Pterodroma externa), Stejnegerís petrel (Pterodroma longirostris), Kermadec petrel (Pterodroma neglecta), white-bellied storm petrel (Fregetta grallaria), and Defilippeís petrel (Pterodroma defilippiana). The first five breed during the austral summer, while the Defilippeís petrel breeds during the austral winter. We began a research program focused on the first four species, the pink-footed shearwater, Juan Fern·ndez petrel, Stejnegerís petrel, and Kermadec petrel, investigating their basic ecology and factors potentially important for future conservation measures.