Wilson’s Storm Petrel
Iconic Antarctic seabird that can "walk on water"!
Our Expert Says… "They have a really distinctive behavior of using both their wings and feet to "hop" or "bounce" on the surface of the water when feeding - it does look like they can walk on water! Despite its small size, they migrate for huge distances - quite remarkable when you consider their small size and the need to keep their wings beating rapidly to fly."
Wilson’s storm petrel is a small seabird that lives across the entire circumpolar region. It is thought to be one of the world’s most abundant bird species, with a total population estimated to be more than 100 million individuals.
Pictures of Wilson’s Storm Petrel
Highlights where the Wilson’s Storm Petrel can be seen
Seabee Hook, Cape Hallett
Wordie House, Winter Island
Port Charcot, Booth Island
Devil Island, Vega Island
Georges Point, Rongé Island
Half Moon Island
Mawson’s Huts and Cape Denison
Northeast beach of Ardley Island
Our trips to spot the Wilson’s Storm Petrel