What are pelagic bird species?

Pelagic bird species are seabirds that spend most of their lives on the open ocean and are only found near land during the breeding season. Pelagic birding refers to the activity of observing and studying these birds in their natural offshore habitats.

Pelagic bird species

In India, pelagic birding is an exciting activity that is gaining popularity among bird enthusiasts. The country’s vast coastline and diverse marine ecosystems offer opportunities to observe a wide variety of pelagic birds such as albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters, skuas, and storm petrels. Some popular spots for pelagic birding in India include the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, the Gulf of Mannar, and the Arabian Sea.

While pelagic birding in India can be challenging due to the often rough seas, it is a unique and rewarding experience for those who enjoy birdwatching and exploring the open ocean. It is important to book a trip with a reputable tour operator and follow responsible pelagic birding practices to minimize disturbance to these fragile and important marine ecosystems.

Pelagic Bird Species you can come across Mumbai high sea are:

-Parasitic Jaeger (Arctic Skua) (Stercorarius parasiticus)

-Wilson’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)

-Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra)

-Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus)

-Persian Shearwater (Puffinus persicus)

and many more 

In Pic Pelagic Bird Species – Parasitic Jaeger & Pallas’s Gull photographed off the coast of Alibaug by me.

Read more about a Past Pelagic birding tour off coast Mumbai on https://happysclick.blogspot.com/2015/10/birding-in-deep-seas-pelagic.html

Pelagic birding tour by Jungle Buddies https://junglebuddies.in/product/mumbai-pelagic-birding/

Keep Learning l Keep Sharing

#JBjunglegyaan #Junglebuddiestours #botrd #fridayfacts

Leave a Comment