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Sooty Shearwater on an island in the Beagle channel with a view of Ushuaia, Argentina

Sooty Shearwaters (Puffinus griseus) are spectacular long-distance migrants, following a circular route, travelling north up the western side of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans at the end of the nesting season in March–May, reaching sub Arctic waters in June–July where they cross from west to east, then returning south down the eastern side of the oceans in September–October, reaching the breeding colonies in November. They do not migrate as a flock, but rather as single individuals, associating only opportunistically.
An incident involving crazed sooty shearwaters in California in 1961 inspired Hitchcock's 1963 thriller The Birds, a cautionary tale of nature revolting against man.

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