Ascension Island


Avifauna composed entirely of seabirds, vagrants and introduced sp.
Approx. 60 recorded sp.
Expect 10–20 sp. in 1–2 days

Ascension Frigatebird (John Holmes)
Ascension Frigatebird (John Holmes)

Species —
Ascension Frigatebird (br)

Other taxa of interest:
Band-rumped Storm Petrel | Madeiran Storm Petrel
Red-billed Tropicbird
White-tailed Tropicbird
Masked Booby
Red-footed Booby
Brown Booby
Black Noddy
White Tern
Sooty Tern

Masked Booby (Nik Cole)
Red-billed Tropicbird (Lionel Sineux)

Habitats —
Sea cliffs for breeding seabirds

Sites —
Boatswainbird Island for Ascension Frigatebird and other breeding seabirds
Mars Bay area for breeding Sooty Tern
Green Mountain for breeding White Tern

Timing (Oct–Dec)
Best at the peak breeding season of Ascension Frigatebird (Oct–Dec) but any time of the year is fine


See St Helena


See St Helena

Saint-Paul & Amsterdam

Amsterdam: this remote island lying east-southeast of the Cape of Good Hope supports one of the rarest birds in the world: there are around 70 Amsterdam Island Albatrosses left. Other seabirds present on Amsterdam Island include Wandering, Yellow-nosed and Sooty Albatrosses, Broad-billed Prion and Antarctic Tern.
French Southern Territories by Antoine Catard in Important Bird Areas in Africa and Associated Islands: Priority Sites for Conservation edited by Lincoln D C Fishpool & Michael I Evans (2001)

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