White-faced Storm Petrel

Pelagodroma marina (Latham, 1790) WHFPE 510
Family: Procellariiformes > Oceanitidae

A medium-sized petrel that breeds on islands in the Atlantic, but which is highly pelagic, White-faced Storm Petrel is an extremely rare visitor to British waters.


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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


This vagrant has not been recorded in the UK for many decades and as such cannot be mapped.

Occupied 10-km squares in UK

European Distribution Map

European Breeding Bird Atlas 2


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about White-faced Storm Petrel, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Catalan: ocell de tempesta carablanc
Czech: burnícek belocelý
Danish: Fregatstormsvale
Dutch: Bont Stormvogeltje
Estonian: valgekulm-tormipääsu
Finnish: ulappakeiju
French: Océanite frégate
German: Weißgesicht-Sturmschwalbe
Hungarian: fehérarcú viharfecske
Icelandic: Njarðarsvala
Italian: Uccello delle tempeste facciabianca
Latvian: baltsejas vetrasburatajs
Lithuanian: baltaskruostis audrašauklis
Norwegian: Fregattstormsvale
Polish: oceannik bialobrewy
Portuguese: calcamar / calca-mar
Slovak: búrkozvest morský
Slovenian: progastoglavi strakoš
Spanish: Paíño pechialbo
Swedish: fregattstormsvala

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