Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pelagic Birding in the Gulf Stream off Cape Hatteras, NC

This week has been a fantastic week of excitement while birding the Cape Hatteras National Seashore along the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  With excellent field guides of George Armistead and Alvaro Jaramillo, we departed Hatteras for a nearly 12-hour pelagic birding trip to the warm, blue waters of the Gulf Stream about 30 miles offshore.  Even though... yes, I did get seasick... I was well enough to capture several photos of these important sea birds... and added 7 new ABA birds to my Lifelist... so it was a great success!

Great Shearwater on the water

Wilson's Storm-Petrels

Black-capped Petrel

Bridled Tern

Cory's Shearwater

Audubon's Shearwater

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