Why Chile is Emerging as a Pelagic Seabirding Hotspot

Chatham Albatross 300 © Alvaro Jaramillo copy

written by Alvaro Jaramillo of Alvaro’s Adventures. Naturalists describe some wild places as legendary: the Serengeti, Antarctica, and Alaska, for example. For the seabirder, “legendary” is reserved for places where cold, nutrient-rich waters well up to the surface, catching the sunlight to stimulate plankton abundance. These turbulent upwellings are teeming with life and unmatched in… Read more

Considered the “Serengeti of the Sea,” Monterey Bay is considered one of the most productive destinations for pelagic trips in the world. The sanctuary provides habitat for 34 species of marine mammals and 94 species of seabirds

Pelagic Birding off Cape Hatteras, NC

The close proximity of the warm Gulf Stream current, cooler Labrador Current, and the edge of the continental shelf make the waters off Cape Hatteras some of the best for seabirds in the western North Atlantic.


Male American Redstart

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Horned Puffins at Alaska Maritime NWR /USFWS

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Birding Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

Emperor Geese at Yukon Delta NWR /USFWS

Enough can’t be said about the importance of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. “We are literally funneling birds into almost every flyway in the world…”

Birding North Wales: Black Cocks at Dawn and More

Great birding can be had along this western slice of Britain that overlooks the Irish Sea, which features mountain peaks, moors, pine forests, ancient oak woodlands, wide glaciated valleys, sandy beaches and seabird-encrusted cliffs.

Nome, Alaska Birdwatching: There’s No Place Like Nome!

Bar-tailed-Godwit1 by Forrest Davis.

In Nome we find the remnants of an old mining boom town but here our major interest is in the huge number and diversity of birds that fly to Nome during the Spring to breed. Many of them, such as the Arctic and Aleutian Terns, fly thousands of miles round trip in order to nest in the high tundra surrounding Nome.

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