Sea Birding Pelagic Trips South Africa, Cape Town Pelagics

  

  Destination - SubAntarctic Islands: Tristan Archipelago and Gough

 
   

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 - Birds
 
   

Northern Rockhopper Penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome
African Penguin, Spheniscus demersus
Tristan Albatross, Diomedea [e.] dabbenena
Southern Royal Albatross, Diomedea [e.] epomophora
Northern Royal Albatross, Diomedea [e.] sanfordi
Black-browed Albatross, Thalassarche melanophris
Shy Albatross, Thalassarche [c.] cauta
Salvin's Albatross, Thalassarche [c.] salvini
Grey-headed Albatross, Thalassarche chrysostoma
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross, Thalassarche chlororhynchos
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross, Thalassarche [c.] carteri
Sooty Albatross, Phoebetria fusca
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Phoebetria palpebrata
Southern Giant-Petrel, Macronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-Petrel, Macronectes halli
Southern Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialoides
Pintado Petrel, Daption capense
White-headed Petrel, Pterodroma lessonii
Great-winged Petrel, Pterodroma macroptera
Atlantic Petrel, Pterodroma incerta
Soft-plumaged Petrel, Pterodroma mollis
Blue Petrel, Halobaena caerulea
Broad-billed Prion, Pachyptila [v.] vittata
Antarctic Prion, Pachyptila [v.] desolata
Slender-billed Prion, Pachyptila belcheri
Kerguelen Petrel, Aphrodroma brevirostris
White-chinned Petrel, Procellaria aequinoctialis
Spectacled Petrel, Procellaria conspicillata
Grey Petrel, Procellaria cinerea
Cory's Shearwater, Calonectris diomedea
Great Shearwater, Puffinus gravis
Sooty Shearwater, Puffinus griseus
Manx Shearwater, Puffinus puffinus
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis
Common Diving Petrel, Pelecanoides urinatrix
Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Oceanites oceanicus
Grey-backed Storm-Petrel, Oceanites nereis
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel, Fregetta tropica
White-bellied Storm-Petrel, Fregetta grallaria
European Storm-Petrel, Hydrobates pelagicus
Leach's Storm-Petrel, Oceanodroma leucorhoa
Cape Gannet, Morus capensis
Crowned Cormorant, Phalacrocorax melanogenis
Bank Cormorant, Phalacrocorax neglectus
White-breasted Cormorant, Phalacrocorax [carbo] lucidus
Cape Cormorant, Phalacrocorax capensis
Gough Moorhen, Gallinula nesiotis
Inaccessible Rail, Atlantisia rogersi
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicaria
Subantarctic (Tristan) Skua, Catharacta antarctica hamiltoni
South Polar Skua, Catharacta maccormicki
Pomarine Jaeger, Stercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic Jaeger, Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger, Stercorarius longicaudus
Cape Gull, Larus [dominicanus] vetula
Grey-headed Gull, Larus cirrocephalus
Hartlaub's Gull, Larus hartlaubii
Sabine's Gull, Larus sabini
Swift Tern, Sterna bergii
Sandwich Tern, Sterna sandvicensis
Common Tern, Sterna hirundo
Arctic Tern, Sterna paradisaea
Antarctic Tern, Sterna vittata
Tristan Thrush, Nesocichla eremita
Gough Bunting, Rowettia goughensis
Tristan Bunting, Nesospiza acunhae
Wilkins' Bunting, Nesospiza wilkinsi

  
 
Tristan Archipelago and Gough Species
Tristan Archipelago and Gough Species
Tristan Archipelago and Gough Species
 
  Species List - Mammals
 
   

South African Fur Seal, Arctocephalus pusillus
SubAntarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus tropicalis
Southern Elephant Seal, Mirounga leonina
Southern Right Whale, Eubalaena australis
Bryde's Whale, Balaenoptera edeni
Fin Whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Heaviside's Dolphin, Cephalorhynchus hectori
Long-beaked Common Dolphin, Delphinus capensis
Long-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala melas
Risso's Dolphin, Grampus griseus
Dusky Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obscurus
Southern Right Whale Dolphin, Lissodelphis peronii
Orca (Killer Whale), Orcinus orca
False Killer Whale, Pseudorca crassidens
Bottlenosed Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
Sperm Whale, Physeter macrocephalus
Southern Bottlenosed Whale, Hyperoodon planifrons