Black-capped petrel  Pterodroma hasitata
ESA status: petitioned for listing


Guardians sought the legal protections of the Endangered Species Act for the black-capped petrel after discovering that their primary foraging ground off the Atlantic coast is threatened by offshore oil drilling and exploration. The species is also threatened by habitat destruction in its shrinking breeding range in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Our petition is currently under review.

photo credit: David Hollie