Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Lots of birds: counting Midway Atoll's breeding Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses

    Every year since 2004 volunteers on Hawaii's Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge have counted every albatross nest. This huge task takes three weeks. The latest count, conducted over December 2009 to January 2010, counted Laysan Albatrosses...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/565-lots-of-birds-counting-midway-atolls-breeding-laysan-and-black-footed-albatrosses
  • Another ACAP exclusive, and another Short-tailed Albatross nest in Hawaii

    It appears that Hawaii is becoming a hot destination for Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus in 2010. Despite numerous sightings of this species in the Hawaiian Archipelago over the last several decades, there are no records (either...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/713-another-acap-exclusive-and-another-short-tailed-albatross-nest-in-hawaii
  • All change at Midway's Short-tailed Albatross nest: the female returns to incubate

    The following report comes from John Klavitter, Acting Reserve Manager, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. "In the morning of December 1, 2010, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) volunteers checked the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/718-all-change-at-midways-short-refuge-managertailed-albatross-nest-the-female-returns-to-incubate
  • Short-tailed Albatross population on Torishima continues to grow

    News is available on the size of the 2010/11 breeding population of Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus on Japan's Torishima Island . In December 2010 Hiroshi Hasegawa of the Biology Department, Toho University counted 481 breeding...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1055-short-tailed-albatross-population-on-torishima-continues-to-grow
  • SECOND UPDATE: Hawaii's Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses suffered heavy losses in last week's tsunami

    LATEST INFORMATION AND PHOTOGRAPHS **16 March: For more information and photographs on the effects of the tsunami on the albatrosses of Midway Atoll click here and visit Pete Leary's blog Pete at Midway . **18 March: Visit...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/933-stop-press-hawaiis-laysan-and-black-footed-albatrosses-have-likely-suffered-heavy-losses-in-last-weeks-tsunami
  • Tsunami death toll for Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses on Midway Atoll increases to over a hundred thousand birds

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officials have now revised markedly upwards their earlier estimates ( click here ) of wildlife losses at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge , Papahânaumokuâkea Marine National Monument , following the tsunami that washed...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/941-tsunami-death-toll-for-laysan-and-black-footed-albatrosses-on-midway-atoll-increases-to-over-a-hundred-thousand-birds
  • UPDATED: Hope (and Wonder)! A second Short-tailed Albatross chick for Midway Atoll

    For the second time ever, a Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus chick has hatched out away from a Japanese breeding colony. Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge welcomed its new chick on the morning of 12 January, the day after a visit to the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/207-hope-and-wonder-a-second-short-tailed-albatross-chick-for-midway-atoll
  • ACAP Breeding Site No. 37. Midway Atoll: Black-footed, Laysan and Short-tailed Albatrosses within a World Heritage Site

    A satellite view of Midway Atoll showing its fringing reef and Sand (the larger) and Eastern Islands Photograph from WorldView-2, DigitalGlobe Midway Atoll is one the USA’s North-western Hawaiian Islands. Made a National Wildlife Refuge in 1988 it...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1434-acap-breeding-site-no-36-midway-atoll-black-footed-laysan-and-short-tailed-albatrosses-within-a-world-heritage-site
  • Short-tailed Albatrosses return once more to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and to Kure Atoll

    Two Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus have returned to the USA’s Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the North Pacific. On 27 October 2013 on Eastern Island an adult male was found resting close to the site where he and his mate have...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1553-short-tailed-albatrosses-return-once-more-to-midway-atoll-national-wildlife-refuge
  • Wisdom, the sexaganerian Laysan Albatross and her mate are back incubating on Midway Atoll once more

    Wisdom the famous Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis of Midway Atoll in the North Pacific laid her latest egg on 29 November 2013 - exactly a year and one day since she laid her egg in 2012. Wisdom is thought to be the oldest banded wild bird in...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1589-wisdom-the-sexagenarian-laysan-albatross-and-her-mate-are-back-incubating-on-midway-atoll-once-more
  • The Short-tailed Albatrosses of Midway Atoll hatch their third egg

    The Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus pair breeding on Midway Atoll’s Eastern Island for the third time successfully hatched its egg on 9 January ( click here ). “A year ago last fall, the male returned and patiently waited but the female...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1620-the-short-tailed-albatrosses-of-midway-atoll-hatch-their-third-egg
  • ACAP Breeding Site No. 68. Laysan Island and its albatrosses form part of USA’s Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

    One of the USA’s Northwestern Hawaiian Islands ( NHWI) in the North Pacific, Laysan Island is a raised coral atoll with a central 70-ha hypersaline lake. Its area is about 4 km² (1.6 by 2.4 km); it is one of the largest islands in the NHWI chain. The...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1715-acap-breeding-site-no-68-laysan-island-and-its-albatrosses-form-part-of-usa-s-papahanaumokuakea-marine-national-monument
  • Sixty-something Wisdom the Laysan Albatross returns to Midway for yet another breeding season

    Wisdom , the World’s oldest-known Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis , now considered to be at least 64 years old and first banded as an adult in 1956, was sighted preening her mate (band number G000) on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge on...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1955-sixty-something-wisdom-the-laysan-albatross-returns-to-midway-for-yet-another-breeding-season
  • Presentations on albatrosses and petrels at the Pacific Seabird Group’s 2016 meeting

    The Pacific Seabird Group held its 43rd Annual Meeting at Turtle Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, USA last week. The meeting’s abstract book reveals that a number of presentations dealt with ACAP-listed species - listed below by authors and titles. Subjects covered...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2419-presentations-on-albatrosses-and-petrels-at-the-pacific-seabird-group-s-2016-meeting
  • Hoping for an egg: Short-tailed Albatrosses are back on Midway

    A pair of Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus h as been photographed on Sand Island, part of the Midway National Wildlife Refuge ( click here ) . Sand Island's Short-tailed Albatross pair, photograph by Wieteke Holthuijzen...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2662-hoping-for-an-egg-short-tailed-albatrosses-are-back-on-midway
  • Single Short-tailed Albatross pairs return to Midway and Kure Atolls in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

    “George” and “Geraldine”, a pair of globally Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus , returned to Sand Island in the USA’s Midway Atoll in the north Pacific on October 24 and October 25 this year, respectively, thereafter reported as...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3162-single-short-tailed-albatross-pairs-return-to-kure-and-midway-atolls-in-the-northwestern-hawaiian-islands
  • UPDATED. George and Geraldine, Midway’s Short-tailed Albatrosses, have hatched their first egg

    “George” and “Geraldine”, a pair of globally Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus , returned to Sand Island in the USA’s Midway Atoll in the north Pacific in October last year ( click here ). Since then the pair laid an egg which...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3216-george-and-geraldine-midway-s-short-tailed-albatrosses-have-hatched-their-first-egg
  • Short-tailed Albatrosses George and Geraldine fledge the first documented chick from Midway Atoll’s Sand Island

    “George” and “Geraldine”, a pair of globally Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus , that have been attempting to breed on Sand Island in the USA’s Midway Atoll are thought to have fledged their first chick this year – and the first...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3320-short-tailed-albatrosses-george-and-geraldine-fledge-the-first-documented-chick-from-midway-atoll-s-sand-island
  • UPDATED. George and Geraldine are back! Midway’s Short-tailed Albatross pair return for a new breeding season

    UPDATE: As of 13 November, Midway's Short-tailed Albatross pair is incubating a new egg. ********************************************* On 23 October this year two globally Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus were seen back on...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3432-update

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