The Newell's Shearwater is a species of seabird endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. The species is sometimes called the Hawaiian Shearwater. In the Hawaiian language it is called the ʻaʻo.
Newell's Shearwater is named after a missionary who was in Hawaii in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
The population trend for the Newell's Shearwater is decreasing and the conservation status is Endangered as of September 2013. Habitat loss and predation by non-native species are two major threats facing the Newell's Shearwater.