Sea Birding Pelagic Trips South Africa, Cape Town Pelagics


  Destination - SubAntarctic Islands: Prince Edward and the Pack Ice


These British islands are home to six endemic landbirds, including the world's smallest flightless bird, and 22 species of breeding seabirds. Four seabird species breed nowhere else. Inaccessible Rail, Gough Moorhen, Tristan Thrush, Gough Bunting, Tristan Bunting and Wilkins' Bunting are endemic to the islands.

Tristan Albatross, Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross, Atlantic Petrel and Spectacled Petrel only breed at these islands, but range more widely through the South Atlantic Ocean. This is the easiest place in the region to see Northern Rockhopper Penguin and White-faced and White-bellied Storm Petrels.

  Species List
Kergulen Tern
Kergulen Tern - Juvenile
Crozet Shag

Emperor Penguin
*King Penguin
*Gentoo Penguin
Chinstrap Pengun
Adelie Penguin
*Macaroni Penguin
*Rockhopper Penguin
Jackass Penguin
*Wandering Albatross
Northern Royal Albatross
Southern Royal Albatross
Shy Albatross
Salvin's Albatross
Black-browed Albatross
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross
*Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross
*Dark-mantled Sooty Albatross
*Light-mantled Sooty Albatross
*Northern Giant Petrel
*Southern Giant Petrel
Antarctic Petrel
Pintado Petrel
Snow Petrel
Antarctic Fulmar
*Blue Petrel
*Salvin's Prion
Antarctic Prion
Thin-billed Prion
Fairy Prion
*Great-winged Petrel
*Kerguelen Petrel
*Soft-plumaged Petrel
White-headed Petrel
*Grey Petrel
*White-chinned Petrel
Spectacled Petrel
Flesh-footed Shearwater
Scopoli's Shearwater
Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Little Shearwater
Wilson's Storm Petrel
European Storm Petrel
Leach's Storm Petrel
White-bellied Storm Petrel
*Black-bellied Storm Petrel
*Grey-backed Storm Petrel
*Common Diving Petrel
*Sth.Georgian Diving Petrel
Cape Gannet
*Crozet Shag
*Subantarctic Skua
South Polar Skua
Long-tailed Skua
Arctic Skua
Pomarine Skua
Cape Gull
*Kelp Gull
Hartlaub's Gull
Sabine's Gull
*Antarctic Tern
*Kerguelen Tern
*Lesser Sheathbill

* denotes breeding at the Prince Edward Islands; *Red denotes endemics

King Penguin
Lesser Sheathbill
Light-Mantled Sooty Albatross
  Species List - Mammals

Southern Right Whale
Minke Whale
Sei Whale
Bryde's Whale
Blue Whale
Fin Whale
Humpback Whale
Sperm Whale
Long-finned Pilot Whale
Killer Whale
Common Dolphin
Southern Rightwhale Dolphin
Bottle-nosed Dolphin
Risso's Dolphin
Hourglass Dolphin
Dusky Dolphin
Cape Fur Seal
*Subantarctic Fur Seal
*Antarctic Fur Seal
Leopard Seal
Ross's Seal
Crab-eater Seal
*Southern Elephant Seal