The Best Pelagic Birding in the World

Female Magnificent Frigatebird looking for galley scraps at sea in the Galapagos Islands. Photo copyright of Angus Wilson © 1992.

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Chile and Humbolt Current

North Carolina and Gulf Stream

Azores and Canary Islands

Senegal and Cape Verde Islands

South Africa

South Africa to the Antarctic Pack Ice
(30 Oct-18 Nov 2002), a personal account by John Brodie-Good with photos by Angus Wilson

Southeastern Australia

Central California

Tristan da Cunha Group

New Zealand - Pelagic Heaven!

Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia (Nov/Dec 2001), a personal account by John Brodie-Good with photos by Angus Wilson

Territory of French Southern and Antarctic Lands, including Kerguelen and Amsterdam Island

A Voyage through the Aleutians Islands

Voyage to the Ogasawara Islands, Japan

How do I get to these exotic locations?

There are a number of excellent tour companies that run specialist trips all over the world, catering to seabird and marine mammal fanatics. Chief among these is the UK-based company WildWings (birding) and sister company WildOceans (marine mammal watching) who offer an unparalleled roster of ocean trips. Check them out! And if you book don't forget to mention Ocean Wanderers.................

Yours truly sporting a beard and enjoying dawn to dusk seawatching in the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador.

Useful Web Sites

Madiera - Swedish birder, Niklas Holmstrom has created a wonderful web site about birding and seawatching in the Madeira archipelago. Appropriately named 'Birding Madeira', the site contains all the information you need for a trip to this fascinating archipelago situated in the North Atlantic off North Africa. There are sections on 'Travel info', 'Seawatching', 'Trip reports', 'Photo gallery' and selective lists of birds and more. Niklas is an ardent seawatcher and coauthor of Flight Identification of European Seabirds (Added 21 Jan 2004)

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