Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus Scientific name definitions

Ryan D. Carle, Valentina Colodro, Jonathan Felis, Joshua Adams, and Peter J. Hodum
Version: 2.0 — Published April 9, 2022

About the Author(s)


Ryan Carle is the Science Director for the NGO Oikonos-Ecosystem Knowledge. He earned his M.S. from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in 2014, where he studied Rhinoceros Auklet foraging ecology. He has worked on Pink-footed Shearwater research and conservation with Oikonos since 2015. His favorite Pink-footed Shearwater memory is having them walk across his face while he spent long nights waiting to retrieve GPS tags deployed on shearwaters on Isla Mocha. Email: ryan@oikonos.org

Valentina Colodro is the Chile Program Manager for Oikonos. She is a wildlife veterinarian and has been involved in Pink-footed Shearwater conservation since 2006. She began working with Pink-foots as a field assistant retrieving GLS tags at one of their breeding colonies, where she spent three weeks in the company of two other field assistants, a curious group of Juan Fernandez fur seals and hundreds of pink-foots. She now manages the species conservation program in Chile. Email: valentina@oikonos.org

Jonathan Felis is a Geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey Western Ecological Research Center. He has a B.S. from the College of William and Mary (2003) and has worked on wildlife and seabird research since 2005. He is inspired by the long-distance movements and migrations of shearwaters, and by their ability to find their way home even after getting lost in a hurricane. Email: jfelis@usgs.gov

Josh Adams first became enamored with Pink-footed Shearwaters during 2004 while catching Sooty Shearwaters off California to study their ranging behaviors at sea during the non-breeding period. During 2011, Josh enjoyed a rare opportunity to visit Isla Mocha, meet the islands residents, and work with the breeding population of shearwaters there. After completing a Master's of Marine Science at Moss Landing Marine Labs, and a Ph.D. in Zoology at Otago University, New Zealand, Adams has continued to study seabirds throughout the Pacific. Adams currently leads the U.S. Geological Survey Western Ecological Research Center’s seabird studies program in Santa Cruz, California. Email: josh_adams@usgs.gov

Peter Hodum is the Chile Program Director for Oikonos–Ecosystem Knowledge and a professor in the Biology Department and Environmental Policy and Decision Making Program at the University of Puget Sound. He received his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis (1999). He has conducted research on the ecology and conservation of threatened seabirds and islands for more than 30 years. Email: peter@oikonos.org

Recommended Citation

Carle, R. D., V. Colodro, J. Felis, J. Adams, and P. J. Hodum (2022). Pink-footed Shearwater (Ardenna creatopus), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.pifshe.02