Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel

Photo Credit: © David Pereksta


  • Species Common Name Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
  • Species Scientific Name Oceanodroma furcata
  • State Listing Status Sensitive


Special needs

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrels nest on coastal islands. They use crevices or sites with deep, sandy soil for burrowing amid ground cover vegetation.

Limiting factors

This species breeds in small numbers in Oregon. Nest sites are vulnerable to predation by non-native and artificially abundant native predators. Adults are vulnerable to ingestion of plastics and oil due to surface-foraging behavior at sea.

Conservation actions

Maintain existing closure of nesting areas to human visitation. Continue implementing mammalian predator control at Oregon seabird colonies. Improve census/survey methods. Monitor and minimize impacts from ocean and coastal energy development projects.

Key reference or plan

Regional Seabird Conservation Plan, Pacific Region