Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Vagrant mollymawk albatrosses attempt to breed outside their normal ranges

    Visits to colonies of breeding mollymawk albatrosses sometimes turn up unexpected records of vagrant species. A recent publication reports an adult Salvin's Albatross Thalassarche salvini ashore in October 2008 on Gough Island in the South Atlantic -...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/503-vagrant-mollymawk-albatrosses-attempt-to-breed-outside-their-normal-ranges
  • A photo gallery of vagrant Thalassarche albatrosses UPDATED

    Individual "mollymawk" albatrosses of the genus Thalassarche are occasionally recorded ashore, and even attempting to breed, within colonies of species of the same genus outside their normal breeding ranges ( click here for a review ). Here is a photo...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/517-a-photo-gallery-of-vagrant-thalassarche-albatrosses
  • Important Bird Areas in the Americas support ACAP-listed albatrosses and giant petrels

    Isla de los Estados, Islas de Año Nuevo: Southern Giant Petrel. Chile Islas Ildefonso, Isla Diego de Almagro, Islas Diego Ramírez: Black-browed and Grey-headed Albatrosses and Southern Giant Petrel. Ecuador Isla Española, Galapagos: Waved Albatross....

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/604-important-bird-areas-in-the-americas-support-acap-listed-albatrosses-and-giant-petrels
  • New research approaches on albatrosses from the sub-Antarctic Diego Ramírez Islands, Chile

    2010/011 breeding season for Black-browed Thalassarche melanophris and Grey-headed T . chrysostoma Albatrosses at the Diego Ramírez Islands, southern Chile, Cristián G. Suazo from the Universidad Austral de Chile (Institute of Ecology and Evolution) is...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/962-new-research-approaches-on-albatrosses-from-the-sub-antarctic-diego-ramirez-islands-chile
  • The Pacific coast of South America gets its own newsletter to cover seabird bycatch at sea

    The Albatross Task Force of BirdLife International working in Chile ( ATF-Chile ) has produced, along with its Ecuadorian and Peruvian ATF counterparts, two issues of its Spanish-language newsletter Boletín Pacífico Sur ( click here ). The newsletter...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1293-the-pacific-coast-of-south-america-gets-its-own-newsletter-to-cover-seabird-bycatch-at-sea
  • ACAP Breeding Sites No. 13. Islas Diego Ramírez, Chile, the World's most southerly mollymawk breeding locality

    The Chilean Islas Diego Ramírez lie at the southern tip of the South American continental shelf in the northern reaches of the Drake Passage. The archipelago comprises various islands and rock stacks arranged in northern and southern groups, separated...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1331-acap-breeding-sites-no-13-islas-diego-ramirez-chile-the-most-southerly-mollymawk-breeding-locality
  • Black-browed Albatrosses on Chile’s Diego Ramirez and Ildefonso Islands increase in response to reduced mortality in fisheries

    Graham Robertson ( Australian Antarctic Division , Channel Highway, Tasmania, Australia) and colleagues, writing in the journal Biological Conservation report on the recovery of Black-browed Albatrosses Thalassarche melanophris breeding in Chile,...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/1608-black-browed-albatrosses-on-chile-s-diego-ramirez-and-ildefonso-islands-increase-in-response-to-reduced-mortality-in-fisheries
  • ACAP Breeding Site No. 60. Isla Diego de Almagro, Chile’s northernmost breeding locality for Black-browed Albatrosses

    total of 122 920 pairs of Black-browed Albatrosses breed within Chile at six island localities. Following Islas Diego Ramírez and Ildefonso, Isla Diego de Almagro supports the third largest population in Chile. The prevailing weather conditions in the...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/1611-acap-breeding-site-no-60-islkla-diego-de-almagro-chile-s-northernmost-breeding-locality-for-black-browed-albatrosses
  • Second record of a Salvin’s Albatross on Gough Island

    ACAP Latest News has previously reported on vagrant albatrosses of the mollymawk genus Thalassarche turning up in colonies of other mollymawk species ( click here ). One of these species, the Salvin’s Albatross T. s alvini , has been recorded as a...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2020-second-record-of-a-salvin-s-albatross-on-gough-island
  • UPDATED. Vagrant Grey-headed Albatrosses visit Black-browed Albatross colonies in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)*

    Mollymawk albatrosses Thalassarche spp. occasionally turn up as vagrants on islands in the Southern Ocean, usually in breeding colonies of congeners, as reported from time to time in ACAP Latest News ( click here ). Some of the birds occupy nests and...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2038-vagrant-grey-headed-albatrosses-visit-black-browed-albatross-colonies-in-the-falkland-islands-islas-malvinas
  • PaCSWG3 Inf 12 Rev 1: Continued increase in the number of black-browed albatrosses at Diego Ramirez, Chile. SUMMARY ONLY

    Agenda Item 5.1 . Graham Robertson, Barbara Wienecke, Cristián G. Suazo, Kieran Lawton, Javier A. Arata, Carlos Moreno.

    https://www.acap.aq/documents/working-groups/population-and-conservation-status-working-group/population-and-conservation-status-wg-meeting-3/pacswg3-information-papers/2779-pacswg3-inf-12-continued-increase-in-the-number-of-black-browed-albatrosses-at-diego-ramirez-chile-summary-only
  • Black-browed and Grey-headed Albatrosses continue to increase at Diego Ramirez, Chile

    On behalf of a group of Australian and Chilean marine ornithologists Javier Arata reported this week to th e Third Meeting of ACAP's Population and Conservation Status Working Group (PaCSWG3) in La Serena, Chile on a recent survey of Black-browed...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2482-black-browed-and-grey-headed-albatrosses-continue-to-increase-at-diego-ramirez-chile
  • Making a comeback: Chile’s Black-browed and Grey-headed Albatrosses doing well as bycatch rates drop

    in commercial fishing operations. Aerial surveys in 2002 and 2011 revealed the number of black-browed albatrosses at the Diego Ramírez and Ildefonso islands, Chile, increased by 52 and 18 %, respectively. The increases were attributed to reduced...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2593-making-a-comeback-chile-s-black-browed-albatrosses-doing-well-as-bycatch-rates-drop
  • Chile declares two new Marine Protected Areas around the Diego Ramírez and Juan Fernández Islands, homes of Black-browed and Grey-headed Albatrosses and the Pink-footed Shearwater

    fishing and all other extractive activities. One of the new reserves protects more than 117 000 km² of ocean around the Diego Ramírez Islands , off South America's Cape Horn. At 484 000 km², the second new MPA lies around the Juan Fernández Islands in...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/2866-chile-declares-two-new-marine-protected-areas-around-the-diego-ramirez-and-juan-fernandez-islands-homes-of-black-browed-and-grey-headed-albatrosses-and-the-pink-footed-shearwater
  • Chile’s Isla Noir supports 1750 breeding pairs of Southern Giant Petrels

    Manuel Marin ( Feather Link Inc ., Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.) has published in the open-access journal Marine Ornithology on aspects of Southern Giant Petrels Macronectes giganteus in Chile. The paper’s abstract follows: Here I review the current...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/2994-chile-s-isla-noir-supports-1750-breeding-pairs-of-southern-giant-petrels
  • Chile’s new Diego Ramírez-Drake Passage Marine Park will help protect Black-browed and Grey-headed Albatrosses

    of Chile announced earlier in the year the creation of a new 144 390-km² Marine Protected Area (MPA), to be known as the Diego Ramírez-Drake Passage Marine Park (Parque Marino Diego Ramírez y Paso Drake). Located in the Magallanes Region, it is the...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3217-chile-s-new-diego-ramirez-drake-passage-marine-park-will-help-protect-black-browed-and-grey-headed-albatrosses
  • ACAP Breeding Sites

    Diego de Almagro, Chile’s northernmost breeding locality for Black-browed Albatrosses ACAP Breeding Site No. 13. Islas Diego Ramírez, Chile, the World's most southerly mollymawk breeding locality Ecuador ACAP Breeding Site No. 22. Isla Española,...

    https://www.acap.aq/resources/acap-breeding-sites
  • The Pacific Seabird Group joins two other seabird groups in supporting World Albatross Day 2020

    with the albatrosses in Chile. I hadthe opportunity to learn more about these mysterious animals when I arrived on the Diego Ramírez Islands, south of Cape Horn. In this world of salt and feathers, I learned more about albatrosses, and in particular of...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3617-the-pacific-seabird-group-joins-two-other-seabird-groups-in-supporting-world-albatross-day-2020
  • Chile: un mar para los albatros del mundo. Chile: a sea for the world's albatrosses

    las más desconocidas. Cristián G. Suazo, coordinador de ATF-Chile nos comparte la historia de los albatros de las islas Diego Ramírez, así como el reconocimiento de sus amenazas y oportunidades de conservación. Chile shelters 20% of the population of...

    https://www.acap.aq/world-albatross-day/videos-and-lectures/86-videos-and-lectures-in-spanish/3730-chile-un-mar-para-los-albatros-del-mundo-chile-a-sea-for-the-world-s-albatrosses
  • Online albatross jigsaw puzzles for armchair marine ornithologists

    Albatrosses, George and Geraldine on the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, a Grey-headed Albatross on Islas Diego Ramírez, a multitude of plastic pieces from the stomach of an albatross chick and a painting of a Tristan Albatross by ABUN artist...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3892-online-albatross-jigsaw-puzzles-for-armchair-marine-ornithologists

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