Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Foto: Black-footed Albatross

Black-footed AlbatrossBlack-footed Albatross, 25 miles off Newport, Oregon, 15 May 2011 by Greg Gillson.


Found in the Pacific NW only far offshore where they eat squid, the Black-footed Albatross has a 7 foot wingspan. This actually makes them one of the smallest albatrosses in the world!

I organize guided birding boat trips offshore specifically to see these and other seabirds that cannot usually be seen from land in the Pacific NW.

We have discussed Black-footed Albatrosses previously.