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Atlantic Petrel

Atlantic Petrel

Meet the delightfully seabird of Tristan da Cunha & Gough Island

What you need to know about the Atlantic Petrel

The Atlantic petrel (Pterodroma incerta) is a delightful seabird that calls the remote islands of Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island its home. These charming birds are known for their sleek, dark feathers and graceful flight as they glide effortlessly over the ocean waves. Atlantic petrels spend most of their lives at sea, only coming ashore to nest and raise their fluffy chicks in cozy burrows. They have a sweet tooth for squid and fish, often diving into the water to catch their meals. Unfortunately, these lovely birds face threats from invasive species and habitat loss, but ongoing conservation efforts aim to protect their nesting sites and ensure that the Atlantic petrel continues to enchant the skies for generations to come.

Atlantic Petrel: Pictures & Videos

Atlantic Petrel

Our trips to spot the Atlantic Petrel


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