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Of all of ABA birds, what percent are pelagic sps ?

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I am looking for information on break down of total aba birds based on geography. What % are pelagic, shore birds...etc.

Any help is appreciated.

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I guess that depends on your definition of pelagic birds. If you're counting tropicbirds, storm-petrels, shearwaters, petrels, alcids, and albatrosses, there's roughly 92 (about 8% of ABA birds). Some terns and gulls are more pelagic then not, and that number isn't including frigatebirds or boobies (both ocean birds but often seen from shore). Oddly enough, I counted 92 shorebirds as well, including plovers, stilts, oystercatches, and all the sandpipers.

Here's the ABA list, from which you can figure all the stats you want: http://listing.aba.org/checklist/ABA_Checklist-8.0.1.pdf

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