Newell's Townsend's shearwater (Puffinus auricularis newelli)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The Newell's Shearwater is a medium-sized shearwater measuring 12 to 14 inches with a wing span of 30-35 inches. It has a glossy black top, a white bottom, and a black bill that is sharply hooked at the tip. Its claws are well adapted for burrow excavation and climbing.

  • States/US Territories in which the Newell's Townsend's shearwater, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  Hawaii
  • US Counties in which the Newell's Townsend's shearwater, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • Additional species information
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
10/28/1975 Pacific Region (Region 1) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
04/29/2008 73 FR 23264 23266 Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 70 Species in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Islands
05/11/2016 81 FR 29165 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Technical Corrections for Eight Wildlife Species on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
02/17/2016 81 FR 8004 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Technical Corrections for Eight Wildlife Species on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
07/08/2008 73 FR 39025 39026 Incidental Take Permit Application for Construction and Operation of Seven Meteorological Towers on Lanai, Hawaii
12/07/2011 76 FR 76432 76434 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permit Application; Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Meteorological Towers, Lanai, HI
11/09/2010 75 FR 68821 68823 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit; Construction and Operation of Kaheawa II Wind Energy Generation Facility, Maui, HI; Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment
09/25/1975 40 FR 44149 44151 Lists of Endangered and Threatened Fauna; 40 FR 44149 44151
08/24/2011 76 FR 52966 52968 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permit; Construction and Operation of Kawailoa Wind Energy Generation Facility, Oahu, HI; Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment
07/15/2004 69 FR 42447 42449 Environmental Review of Proposed Incidental Take Permit and Habitat Conservation Plan for the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, Hawaii
11/05/2013 78 FR 66377 66379 Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on a Proposed Incidental Take Permit for the Na Pua Makani Project, Kahuku, Hawaii
04/21/1975 40 FR 17590 17591 Lists of Endangered and Threatened Fauna (10); 40 FR 17590 17591
10/04/2005 70 FR 57888 57889 Application for an Incidental Take Permit for the Kaheawa Pastures Wind Generation Facility, Ukumehame, Maui, Hawaii
11/09/2010 75 FR 68819 68821 Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for Issuance of an Incidental Take Permit for the Proposed Kauai Seabird Habitat Conservation Plan on Kauai, HI
08/26/2004 69 FR 52519 52519 Environmental Review of Proposed Incidental Take Permit and Habitat Conservation Plan for the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, Hawaii.
02/12/2016 81 FR 7571 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 76 Species in Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Idaho
02/08/2011 76 FR 6811 6812 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit; Construction and Operation of Kaheawa II Wind Energy Generation Facility, Maui, HI; Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
04/25/1983 Hawaiian Dark-rumped Petrel and Newell's Manx Shearwater Recovery Plan View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
04/29/2008 73 FR 23264 23266 Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 70 Species in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Islands
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
02/12/2016 81 FR 7571 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 76 Species in Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Idaho
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
09/27/2011 Newell's shearwater (Puffinus auricularis newelli), 5-Year Review Summary and Evaluation

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Newell's Townsend's shearwater.

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Kaheawa Pastures Windfarm (KWPI) - Maui
Kaheawa Wind Power II (KWPII) - Maui
Kaheawa Wind Power I (KWPI) - Maui; Amendment for Kaheawa Pastures Windfarm
Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC)
Kawailoa Wind Power Facility - Oahu
Lanai Meteorological Towers
Na Pua Makani Project

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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