Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

The Short-tailed Albatrosses of Midway Atoll get ready to hatch their egg

A pair of Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus are currently aiming to hatch their third egg on Eastern Island, part of the USA’s Midway Atoll.

Click here to watch a recent video clip from the nest’s webcam.

Midway's male Short-tailed Albatross incubating, photograph by Pete Leary

To access reports of the pair’s two earlier successful breeding attempts on Midway click here.

Access the ACAP Breeding Site account for Midway here.

With thanks to the Friends of the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge for information.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 7 January 2013