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Migration and vagrancy

Thought to move westwards into the Tasman Sea. Vagrants have been recorded on Macquarie Island and on the Falkland Islands.

Conservation and status

Even though the population is stable or increasing at about 30,000 pairs, Snares penguins are classified by the IUCN as ‘vulnerable’ because their breeding is confined to such a small area, making them susceptible to local changes in the environment.