The great shearwater feeds on fish and squid, which it catches from the surface or by plunge-diving. It readily follows fishing boats, where it indulges in noisy squabbles. This is a gregarious species, which can be seen in large numbers from ships or appropriate headlands. They have a piercing eeyah cry usually given when resting in groups on the water.
First Sighting of Year
|Sunday, September 17, 2017||Canada|
|Friday, July 27, 2018||Bristol ME United States|