Sea Birds

Black-winged Petrel

Black-winged Petrel (Peterodroma nigripennis) Wing span 670mm.

Black- winged Petrels breed on Lord Howe and the outer islands. Can be seen here at sea and down at Neds beach

Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross

Wingspan 2m, breeds Southeast Indian Ocean Islands first record for Lord Howe Island. Only has the yellow on the upper bill.

Shy Albatross

Shy Albatross….. Wingspan 2.5m breads on Albatross, Mewstone and Pedra Blanca Islands.

Buller’s Albatross

Buller’s Albatross… Wingspan 2.1m, breads on New Zealand Islands endemic.

Black Browed Albatross

The Black Browed Albatross,

Wingspan 200–240 cm

Average weight of 2.9–4.7 kg

Natural Lifespan of over 70 years

Breads on 12 Islands throughout the southern oceans.

Lord Howe Island is frequented by those Black Browed Albatross’ that breed in Chile

Wandering Albatross

Albatross are only visitors to the island, so you are lucky to see one. Over winter, autumn and spring is the best time of year to find Albatross around Lord Howe Island. They bread on islands south of New Zealand and also islands in the southern ocean. Over the years I have seen seven different species of Albatross around Lord Howe Island. Sea to Summit Expeditions do regular sea bird tours on MV ” Noctiluca” down to Balls pyramid and back around the Island.