Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • 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/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/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/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

    Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus were seen back on Midway Atoll in the North Pacific. The pair, named George and Geraldine, bred on Midway’s Sand Island for the first time in the previous (2018/19) season. “George, the male of the pair, a bird in adult...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3432-update
  • Short-tailed Albatross to get a new five-year status review

    available since the last review of the species in 2014 (click here). A Short-tailed Albatross pair - named George and Geraldine - on Midway Atoll “In conducting these reviews, we consider the best scientific and commercial data that have become...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3451-short-tailed-albatross-to-get-a-new-five-year-status-review
  • UPDATE. Wisdom the Laysan Albatross, and the world’s oldest known bird, is back on Midway Atoll

    Read more here and access the many postings about Wisdom in ACAP Latest News. Meanwhile, Midway’s other two famous birds, Geraldine and George the atoll’s only pair of breeding Short-tailed Albatrosses P. albatrus, are already back for a new season and...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3454-wisdom-the-laysan-albatross-and-the-world-s-oldest-known-bird-is-back-on-midway-atoll
  • UPDATE: Midway’s Short-tailed Albatrosses, George and Geraldine, hatch their latest egg

    chicks — are still in hatching mode. The remote camera revealed that the chick is being fed by both George and Geraldine as they swapped their parental feeding and care taking duties three times during the last two weeks". News from the Friends of...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3489-midway-s-short-tailed-albatrosses-george-and-geraldine-hatch-their-latest-egg
  • The latest chick of Short-tailed Albatrosses George and Geraldine on Midway Atoll is growing apace

    George came to feed its youngster, and spent more time with it". Photograph by J. Plissner The latest chick of George and Geraldine on Midway Atoll is growing apace. The latest news from the Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (FOMA) is...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3544-the-latest-chick-of-short-tailed-albatrosses-george-and-geraldine-on-midway-atoll-is-growing-apace
  • The conservation team on Midway Atoll helps advertise World Albatross Day

    a watchful eyeover: 69-year old Laysan Albatross Wisdom and her mate Akeamakai (currently on a ‘gap year’) and George and Geraldine, the only Short-tailed Albatross pair that breeds successfully outside Japan - whose current chick, their second, is...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3550-the-conservation-team-on-midway-atoll-helps-advertise-world-albatross-day
  • SECOND UPDATE. Short-tailed Albatrosses George and Geraldine's second chick fledges

    left its nest, crossed the island on foot and was filmed on the beach and photographed in the water. Looks like George and Geraldine's second chick will fledge successfully. Go the to the Friends Of Midway Atoll NWR Facebook page for more photos and...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3637-short-tailed-albatrosses-george-and-geraldine-get-their-latest-chick-banded-on-midway-atoll
  • UPDATE: Incubation underway. Short-tailed Albatrosses George and Geraldine return to Midway Atoll

    UPDATE: BREEDING UNDERWAY Geraldine incubates her 2020 egg, photograph by J. Plissner/USFWS "The game camera images show that the female laid the egg on the evening/night of October 28. She remained at the nest with the male often present until the...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3863-short-tailed-albatrosses-george-and-geraldine-return-to-midway-atoll
  • Online albatross jigsaw puzzles for armchair marine ornithologists

    (although not all are captioned to species). Four examples selected here are of the Short-tailed Albatrosses, George and Geraldine on the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, a Grey-headed Albatross on Islas Diego Ramírez, a multitude of plastic...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3892-online-albatross-jigsaw-puzzles-for-armchair-marine-ornithologists
  • George and Geraldine, Short-tailed Albatrosses on Midway, hatch their latest egg

    by Jon Brack, Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, January 2021 and watch the video clip George and Geraldine make up the sole pair of Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Diomedea albatrus on Midway Atoll’s Sand Island. They commenced...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3930-george-and-geraldine-short-tailed-albatrosses-on-midway-hatch-their-latest-egg
  • Midway’s latest Short-tailed Albatross chick gets banded

    The Short-tailed Albatross chick gets its bands from Jon Plissner and Chris Forster George and Geraldine make up the sole pair of Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Diomedea albatrus that breed on Midway Atoll’s Sand Island. They commenced breeding on...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/4038-midway-s-latest-short-tailed-albatross-chick-gets-banded

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