They are breeding at Torishima, Mukojima and Senkaku.
They are unique to Ogasawara Japan. Their breeding sites are only on three small islands.
Japanese Band-rumped Storm-Petrel
Japan has the only breeding population in West Pacific.
Their name ‘Bonin’ means the old name of Ogasawara Islands.
Some of them trip around Japan counterclockwise.
They are the most common tubenose in Japan.
This website contains as many photos as we have taken. We also plan to organize our knowledge of identification points of seabirds.
We hope this website will help you with your seabirdwatching. If you have any questions about seabirdwatching in Japan, please feel free to contact us!
Let’s join the seabirding in Japan!
Petrels & Shearwaters
We are just weekend birdwatchers with a strong passion for seabirds!