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  • Australasian Gannet

    These birds nest at Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand. When the young birds fledge they fly direct to Australia across the Tasman Sea (1,200 miles) without stopping.

  • Australasian Gannets

    mating ritual

  • Australasian Gannets

    mating ritual

  • Australasian Gannets

    Mating ritual

  • Australasian Gannet

    bringing seaweed back to the nest

  • Australasian Gannets with Chick

    Male & Female at the nest with a chick.

  • Australasian Gannet

    The birds make numerous passes with the seaweed so that they can land precisely at their nest.

  • Australasian Gannet

  • Australasian Gannet

  • Australasian Gannet

  • Australasian Gannet

    They have been known to dive to 60 foot depths after fish

  • Australasian Gannet

    Cape Kidnappers, New Zeanand

  • Australasian Gannet & Chick

    Adult with Chick. There are no predators on Cape Kidnappers so the birds nest on the open ground.

  • Pigeon Guillemot

    Endemic to the Pacific Ocean. They dive for food from the surface, swimming underwater for prey. Santa Cruz, California

  • Pigeon Guillemot

    Santa Cruz, California

  • Pigeon Guillemot

    Santa Cruz, California

  • Common Murre

    This bird spends most of its time at sea, only coming to land to breed on rocky cliff shores or islands. Oregon Coast

  • Common Murre

    Oregon

  • Common Murre

    Newport, Oregon

  • Common Murre

    Newport, Oregon

  • Rhinoceros Auklet

    A close relative of the puffins. It ranges widely across the North Pacific, feeding on small fish and nesting in seabird colonies. Its name is derived from a horn-like extension of the beak. This horn is only present in breeding adults, and is shed every year. Oregon Coast

  • Horned Puffin

    This species breeds on rocky islands off the coasts of Alaska. They winter in Washington, Oregon and Northern California. ......Oregon Coast

  • Horned Puffin

    Oregon

  • Horned Puffin

    Oregon

  • Tufted Puffin

    The bird has a large red-orange bill, with a bright-orange yellow plate over the base, and their most distinctive feature being the yellow tufts that appear annually on birds of both sexes during breeding. Oregon Coast

  • Tufted Puffin

    Oregon

  • Tufted Puffin

    Oregon

  • Tufted Puffin

    Oregon

  • Tufted Puffin

    Oregon

  • Tufted Puffin

    Oregon

  • Tufted Puffin

    Oregon

  • Black Skimmer

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmer

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmer

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmers

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmer

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmer

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmer

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmer

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmer

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmer

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmer

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmers

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmer

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmer

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmers

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmer

    Shoreline, California

  • Black Skimmer

    Shoreline, California

  • Red-Tailed Tropicbird

    Oahu, Hawaii

  • Red-Tailed Tropicbird

    Oahu, Hawaii

  • Red-Tailed Tropicbird

    Oahu, Hawaii

  • Southern Royal Albatross

    The majority of the world's population of Southern Royal Albatrosses nest on the rat free Sub-antarctic Campbell Island. Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

  • Southern Royal Albatross

    These birds nest at Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula, of New Zealand. Wingspans can exceed 10 feet

  • Southern Royal Albatross

    Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

  • Northern Giant Petrel

    Kaikoura Coast, New Zealand

  • Westland Petrel

    Kaikoura Coast, New Zealand

  • Buller's Shearwater

    Kaikoura Coast, New Zealand