SEABIRDS

In addition to the gentle giants, our area of the Atlantic Ocean is home to many other marine species; you can expect to see seals, harbour porpoises, bald eagles and other sea birds throughout your tour. Below you will find some of the seabirds you may see on your tour. Click on any photo to enlarge for a brief description, size and wing span.

Many thanks for all photographs by Dr. Moira Brown

Black Guillemot
Black Guillemot

Length 13" Wing Span 21" Thin, straight bill, large white wing patches, bright red feet. Island Cruises Campobello Island

Common  Murre Campobello Island
Common Murre Campobello Island

16" WS 26" Dark upperparts, Light underparts, Black head. Island Cruises Campobello Island

Common Tern Island CruisesCampobello
Common Tern Island CruisesCampobello

L 14" WS 31" Slender with long slim wings with dark tips

CormorantIsland Cruises Campobello
CormorantIsland Cruises Campobello

32" WS 52". Large, dark water bird with long hooked bill and long tail. Island Cruises Campobello Island

Eagle Island Cruises
Eagle Island Cruises

38" WS 5-8 feet. Blackish-brown back and chest. White head, neck and tail. Yellow feet and beak. Island Cruises Campobello Island

Greater Shearwater Campobello Island
Greater Shearwater Campobello Island

L 18" WS 42" Dark cap and white stripe on tail.Island Cruises Campobello Island

Manx Shearwater Island Cruises
Manx Shearwater Island Cruises

L 13" WS 35" Small, with dark black and white underside. Island Cruises Campobello Island

Osprey Island Cruises
Osprey Island Cruises

24" WS 5-6 feet. Upper parts deep, glossy brown. Breast and underparts white. Head white with dark mask around eyes.Island Cruises Campobello Island

Puffin off Campobello
Puffin off Campobello

15" WS 25" Black above, white below. Bill large and triangular, bright orange patch, blue bordered by yellow at rear. Island Cruises Campobello Island

Sooty Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater

L 17" WS 40" Dark with silvery underwings. Deep slicing wingbeats. Island Cruises Campobello Island

Thickbilled-Murre Campobello
Thickbilled-Murre Campobello

18" WS 28" White line on upper jaw, Short-rounded tail, Black webbed feet. Island Cruises Campobello Island

Northern Gannet
Northern Gannet

L 37" WS 72" Large white streamlined fisher known for plunging from great heights. Island Cruises Campobello Island