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Black-capped Petrel
(Pterodroma hasitata)

Pétrel diablotin / Diablotín

This site's purpose is to facilitate the creation and implementation of a conservation action plan
for the Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata).

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SPECIES CONSERVATION PLANS

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Conservation Action Plan for the Black-capped Petrel (pdf). English Version, January 2012.

Plan de Acción para la Conservación del Diablotín (pdf). En español. Enero 2012.

 

 

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CONTACT LIST

Click to join Diablotin

Click to join the Diablotin Yahoo Group (to receive or share messages with a community of people interested in Pterodroma hasitata conservation.

WORKING GROUP NOTES

Report and Notes from Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds meeting, Grenada - July 2013

Notes from a December 2012 webinar focused on plans for 2013

Update sent out on YahooGroups, August 2012

Updates from Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds meeting, Freeport - July 2011

Report from Flagships for Montane Forest Conservation on Hispaniola workshop, November 2010 (Reporte en español)

Notes from Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds meeting, Antigua - July 2009

Notes from Hatteras meeting, North Carolina - June 2009

 

SPECIES SUMMARIES

The monograph “Diablotin Pterodroma hasitata: a biography of the endangered Black-capped Petrel.  Marine Ornithology Vol 41 (special issue ISSN 1018-3337): S3-S43 by T. Simons, D. S. Lee and J. C. Haney” is now available at no cost online at  http://www.marineornithology.org.  

Red Data Book profile for Black-capped Petrel by Collar, N.J., Gonzaga, L.P., Krabbe, N., Madroño Nieto, A., Naranjo, L.G., Parker, T.A. & Wege, D.C. in Threatened birds of the Americas: the ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book. 1992 Cambridge, UK: International Council for Bird Preservation.

In Spanish - Red Data Book perfil de Petrel Antillano

Link to Black-capped Petrel - BirdLife Species Factsheet at Birdlife Datazone

French-language profile assembled by Abdel Abellard

Status of and Conservation Priorities for Black-capped Petrels in the West Indies by David S. Lee in Schreiber and Lee 2000, Society of Caribbean Ornithology, Special Publication No. 1 [Available in hard-copy, contact Jim Wiley

90-day Finding for Petition to List under the US Endangered Species Act. June 12, 2012. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that the petition presented substantial information indicating that listing the black-capped petrel may be warranted.

 

IMAGE LIBRARY

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These three images of a fledgling exercising are from a second season of camera traps placed at burrows (2012)

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These two images are from the first set ever collected of a chick of the species, April - July 2011.

Credit: J. Volquez, Grupo Jaragua

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Credit: J. Goetz, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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Images below extracted from Wingate (1964) by permission of David Wingate.

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Photos in the series below all taken of stranded bird in Dominica, May 2007 (contact Arlington James for use.)

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RECENT FIELD INVESTIGATIONS (GENERALLY UNPUBLISHED)

Shown in reverse chronological order. Documents produced before 2000 are generally not presented here. Readers are encouraged to search and access published works (e.g., in journals) on-line. Open-access publication sites include BioOne, Directory of Open Access Journals and JSTOR.).

-HISPANIOLA

Tracking the Devil: Radar Surveys for Black-capped Petrels. Presentation by Adam Brown, given July 2013 at the Regional Meeting of the Society for the Conservationa and Study of Caribbean Birds, Grenada. Written report by EPIC, March 2013.

Monitoring Breeding Black-capped Petrels at Morne Vincent, Haiti and Loma del toro, Dominican Republic. Presentation by Esteban Garrido, Ernst Rupp, Adam Brown, James E. Goetz, given July 2013 at the Regional Meeting of the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds, Grenada. Written report by Grupo Jaragua, May 2013.

Black-capped Petrels and Communication Towers. Poster by Adam Brown, Ernst Rupp and Holly Freifeld, given July 2013 at the Regional Meeting of the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds, Grenada.

Plans/goals for Hispaniola field work for the coming breeding season (2013) of the Black-capped Petrel (pdf) and Images showing the landscape relevant to Black-capped Petrel conservation. Powerpoints prepared by Ernst Rupp/Esteban Garrido and James Goetz, respectively, for December 2012 webinar. See also Working Group Notes.

Summary of Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata) Nesting Activity during the 2011/2012 Nesting Season at Loma del Toro and Morne Vincent, Hispaniola. 2012. Report prepared by Ernst Rupp, Esteban Garrido, and George Wallace.

A Black-capped Petrel at Haiti's Central Bank. 2012. The happy story of a young petrel's rescue in Port-Au-Prince. See also a timeline of events.

Toward an Improved Conservation Strategy for Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus bicknelli) in La Visite National Park, Haiti. 2012. Timyan, J. C, J. E. Goetz, J. C. Martinez–Sánchez (2012) Unpublished report for Canadian Wildlife Service and BirdLife International. Report focuses on
recent and current development activities (and their successes or otherwise) within La Visite National Park. The focus was on Bicknell’s Thrush habitat but the results are directly relevant to BCPE.

Interim report describing field work in Hispaniola during the 2011-2012 breeding season by Jessica Hardesty, American Bird Conservancy and Ernst Rupp, Grupo Jaragua, April 2012. See also the ABC/EPIC Press Release describing use of thermal imaging readers and portable radar systems to complement traditional field work.

New discoveries of the Endangered Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata) in Massif de la Selle, Haiti by Anderson Jean, Joel Timyan and Enold Louis-Jean, Société Audubon Haïti, describing results of a November 2011 field expedition. See also BirdLife news story on this topic.

2011:First Ever Chick Photos (Grupo Jaragua site, which links to Cornell Press Release and to YouTube video). See also the related Presentation made by Grupo Jaragua at the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds 2011 regional meeting.

Interim Report on Black-­capped Petrel: Field Research on Hispaniola, 2008-­2009 by Jim Goetz, Conservation Science Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 30 April 2009. Informal report on field research in Hispaniola in 2008 and 2009.

Ornithological Field Investigations In Macaya Biosphere Reserve, Haiti, 2-10 February 2006 [VINS Technical Report 06-04], Christopher C. Rimmer, Juan Klavins, John A. Gerwin, James E. Goetz, and Eladio M. Fernandez (Chap 5. from Simons et al. 2006 compendium prepared for USFWS)

Ornithological Field Investigations In La Visite National Park, Haiti, 26 January – 1 February 2005 by Christopher C. Rimmer, Esteban Garrido Gomez, and Jorge Luis Brocca, in collaboration with Société Audubon Haïti, November, 2005 (Chap 4. from Simons et al. 2006 compendium prepared for USFWS)

Conservation status of Black-capped Petrels (Pterodroma hasitata): colony surveys at Sierra de Bahoruco, Dominican Republic, January 2002 by Theodore R. Simons, Jaime Collazo, David Lee, and John Gerwin, December 2002  (Chap 3. from Simons et al. 2006 compendium prepared for USFWS)

-DOMINICA

Black-capped Petrels in Dominica and Elsewhere, a narrative made up of 2010 emails clarifying sightings on or near Dominica.

Searches for Seabird Breeding Colonies in the Lesser Antilles by N. Collier, A.C. Brown, and M. Hester. 2003. El Piterre 15(3). pages 110-116

Results of Search for Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata) in Dominica: Report for 2000-2001 by Brown, A.C., and N.S. Collier. 2001. EPIC report No.1. Unpublished report to the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment, Forestry and Wildlife Division; Roseau, Dominica.

-CUBA

Recent Sightings of Black-capped Petrels, by Theodore R. Simons, John Gerwin, Jaime Collazo, and Rebecca A. Hylton, 31 December 2006 (Chap 6. from Simons et al. 2006 compendium prepared for USFWS)

Report on surveys in Cuba (Las Brujas inlet and Suecia Peak), January 2006, by Freddy Rodriquez, BIOECO.

-AT SEA

Capturing Black‐capped Petrels at Sea: Report from the August 2012 Expeditions. Prepared by George E Wallace to document the first attempt to capture Black-capped Petrels at Sea. Image of Floating Mist-net created for the expedition.

Treatment and rehabilitation of a Black-Capped Petrel stranded in Destin, Florida . A write-up with photos of a bird treated in the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge rehabilitation center, September to November, 2011.

Black-capped Petrels in Dominica and Elsewhere, a narrative made up of 2010 emails includes references to 2010 and much older at-sea sightings in the Caribbean.

The Jamaica Petrel Pelagic Expedition. A pelagic expedition off Jamaica, and off the islands of Guadeloupe and Dominica, November-December 2009.

Recent Sightings of Black-capped Petrels, by Theodore R. Simons, John Gerwin, Jaime Collazo, and Rebecca A. Hylton, 31 December 2006 (Chap 6. from Simons et al. 2006 compendium prepared for USFWS).

Contact Brian Patteson trip reports from seabird trips off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Occurrence and abundance of tubenoses (Procellariiformes) at Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, 2001–2004 by Anthony Levesque and Pierre Yésou in North American Birds, Vol. 59, No. 4, 2005.

Observations of pelagic seabirds wintering at sea in the southeastern Caribbean. William L. Murphy. 2001. Pp. 104-110 in Studies in Trinidad and Tobago Ornithology Honouring Richard ffrench (F. E. Hayes and S. A. Temple, eds.). Dept. Life Sci., Univ. West Indies, St. Augustine, Occ. Pap. 11.

 

 

RELATED CONSERVATION PLANS

Stewardship Plan for the National Parks and Natural Areas of Haiti by Woods, Charles A.; Sergile, Florence E.; Ottenwalder, Jose Alberto. 1992. University of Florida. Florida State Museum. USAID. Mission to Haiti (Sponsor). [355 p.]. Summary in French (16,617 KB)

Final Report of the Macaya Biosphere Reserve Project by Sergile, Florence E., Woods, Charles A., Paryski, Paul E. 1992. Florida Museum of Natural History USAID. Mission to Haiti [149 p.] Summary in French (11,174 KB)

USAID's Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) offers numerous other USAID publications for download.

Plan D'Action pour l'Environnement. Juin 1999. Ministere de l'environnment. Republique d'Haiti.

Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund for the Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot: The Caribbean Islands Ecosystem Profile and the Additional Resources for Post Earthquake Environmental Support to Haiti report.

 

 

 

Last updated October 31, 2013