Tokyo—Izu Is.

Written by seabird-tanoi

Apr. 16, 2017 Tokyo — Hachijo-jima

We on boarded the Tachibana-Maru (Tokai Kisen Co.).
The outward journey:Apr. 15-16
We departed Tokyo (Takeshiba Terminal) at 22:30 pm and arrived at Hachijo-jima at 8:50 am (Next day).

The homeward journey:Apr. 16
We departed Hachijo-jima at 9:40 am and arrived at Tokyo (Takeshiba Terminal) at 19:40 pm.
Weather : fine
Temperature : around 19 ℃
Wind speed : around 4-5 m/s

Between Octorber and June is breeding season of Short-tailed Albatross.
In this season, the number of adults increases.
As expected, we were happy that we were able to observe some adults of Short-tailed Albatross 🙂
We was also happy to unexpected encounter with Caspian Tern at Hachijo-jima !

Bird list

  • Black-footed Albatross
  • Laysan Albatross
  • Short-tailed Albatross
  • Streaked Shearwater
  • Short-tailed Shearwater
  • Flesh-footed Shearwater
  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
  • Pacific Swift
  • Black-tailed Gull
  • Caspian Tern
  • Japanese Murrelet

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