Category Archives for Sea Birds

Why You Shouldn’t Feed The Birds At The Beach

It’s summer, the sun is shining and the birds are singing…well actually, they are doing more than just singing.   Chances are, that if you are eating at the beach, there is a cheeky gull edging into view, angling after your leftover sarnie. And so you flick it at the feathered beggar, probably laughing.  After all, why […]

Least And Cassin’s Auklets

Out of the six types of auklets known to inhabit the regions of North America, here are two of the most populous species to keep an eye open for, around the coastlines and shores of the Pacific and Arctic. Auklets are the smallest members of the family group of alcids, which also include puffins…(Read More)

Frigatebird FAQ

To start with, here are some interesting facts about the frigatebird… Seasonal monogamous Frigatebird family of birds is called Fregatidae Nests colonially pelagic piscivores (obtain most food on the wing) Christopher Columbus in 1492 called them “forktails” Stays in the air up for 12 days without landing Rides the air thermals Can live 45+ years French sailors […]

Brown Pelican – Dive Bomb Expert

Brown pelicans are sea birds that are famous for their distinct appearance, and their amazing plunge diving skills. This smaller member of the Pelican family can be found on the east coast of the Americas, from Nova Scotia to the mouth of the Amazon River, and on the west coast, from British Columbia down to […]