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Short-tailed Albatross
(also called Steller's Albatross)
- photographed in Seguam Pass and near Herbert Island in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska -

                  
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Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (Seguam Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (near Seguam Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (Seguam Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (near Seguam Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (Seguam Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (near Seguam Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (Seguam Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (near Seguam Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (Seguam Pass, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (near Seguam Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (Seguam Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (near Seguam Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal with Laysan Albatross- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal w/ sub-adult- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal w/ sub-adult- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal w/ sub-adult- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal w/ sub-adult with Black-footed Albatross on each side- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal w/ sub-adult- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal w/ sub-adult and Black-footed Albatross in background- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal along w/Laysan and  Black-footed- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal along w/Black-footed and Laysan Albatross- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal w/ sub-adult- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal w/ sub-adult (rear)- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult with Laysan Albatross (rear)- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal- (Herbert Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring juvenal- (near Herbert Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (Seguam Island, Alaska) Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (Seguam Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (near Seguam Island, Alaska)

Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (Seguam Pass, Alaska) Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (Seguam Island, Alaska)
Short-tailed Albatross -spring sub-adult- (near Seguam Island, Alaska)




 

Zugunruhe Birding Tours (http://www.zbirdtours.com) conducted two birding tours in Alaska's Aleutian Islands in May 2012 onboard the M/V Puk-Uk
where I saw my first Short-tailed Albatrosses and Whiskered Auklets:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eN3qg7o9Co



Puk-Uk 65 foot research vessel in harbor at Adak Island, Alaska
Adak Island:  Our research vessel from Adak Island to Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska
went thru 2 Gale force storms over that stretch of the Bering Sea in this 65 ft. vessel
the Puk-Uk (designed and built by the captain)


Across the Bering Sea from Adak Island to Unalaska (Dutch Harbor), Aleutians, Alaska


Aleutian Island from Adak Island to Umnak Island
Two spots where we found Short-tailed Albatross, one near Seguam Island and the other just west of Herbert Island, Aleutians, Alaska



May 28th, ~4:xx PM near Seguam Island saw first Short-tailed Albatross - one juvenile and two sub-adult


We then tucked in behind Seguam Island on May 28th, 8:52 ADT tucked in behind Seguam Island at:
52 16.715N 172 26.421W
-or-
52.27858, -172.44035




GPS on Puk-uk of our stop near Seguam Island due to Gale Force Winds
GPS on Puk-uk of our stop near Seguam Island, Aleutians, Alaska due to Gale Force Winds

Seguam Island where we took harbor out of a Gale Force Storm
Seguam Island, Aleutians, Alaska where we took harbor out of a Gale Force Storm

Four Short-tailed Albatross seen on May 28th, 2012
Four Short-tailed Albatross seen on May 29th, 2012 between Yunaska Island on the west and Herbert Island on the east, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
GPS:  52.72033, -170.45667


(May 29, 2012 FOUR Short-tailed Albatross: at 2140 ADT approx 10 miles west of Herbert Island, Aleutians
52 degrees, 43.22' North, and 170 degrees, 27.4' West, or:  52.72033, -170.45667)

Herbert Island is at: 52.75306, -170.11944




Overall Central Aleutian Island MAP for a bit more perspective below





Learn more about this species: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short-tailed_Albatross

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