Hochseevögel im Herbst auf Helgoland

Gestern ist ein Dunkler Sturmtaucher gesichtet worden und in den Tagen vorher gab es einen Balearensturmtaucher zu sehen. Während der Eissturmvogel (Fulmarus glacialis) in wenigen Paaren auf Helgoland brütet, kommen Gelbschnabel-Sturmtaucher (Calonectris diomedea) bzw. Sepiasturmtaucher, Kappen-Sturmtaucher (Puffinus gravis), Dunkler Sturmtaucher (Puffinus griseus), Schwarzschnabel-Sturmtaucher (Puffinus puffinus) bzw. Atlantiksturmtaucher, Balearensturmtaucher (Puffinus mauretanicus) und Sturmschwalben (Hydrobates pelagicus) und… Continue reading Hochseevögel im Herbst auf Helgoland

Black-capped Petrel in the western Palearctic

A report of a Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata) from the Northern Sea, maybe Heligoland, would be the Mega of the year. Even better, than the Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) which spend several weeks around the sea bird colony along the red cliffs on this sole off-shore island of Germany. In general observations of pelagic or… Continue reading Black-capped Petrel in the western Palearctic

Pelagic specialities on Bird-Lens

On the western edge of the western palearctic pelagic birds are living and migrating. To see them, Bird-lens.com managed several trips already to Portugal and the Canary Islands. Now migrating seabirds with a more northern circle of migration could be observed on several pelagic trips with Joe Pender on his boat “Sapphire” off-shore the Isles… Continue reading Pelagic specialities on Bird-Lens

Pelagic Birds in the Western Palearctic

Pelagic or oceanic birds, seabirds or marine birds all describe bird which spend a significant portion of its life on the open ocean, rarely venturing to land except to breed. Their flight is often described as elegant and beautiful. This is particulary true for the Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris), as you can see on the image… Continue reading Pelagic Birds in the Western Palearctic