Tokyo—Izu Is.

Written by seabird-tanoi

Aug. 3, 2017 Tokyo—Hachijo-jima (Izu Is)

We on boarded the Tachibana-Maru (Tokai Kisen Co.).

The outward journey:Aug. 2-3
We departed Tokyo (Takeshiba Terminal) at 22:30 pm and arrived at Hachijo-jima at 8:50 am (Next day).

The homeward journey:Aug. 3
We departed Hachijo-jima at 9:20 am (Early departure because of bad sea condition) and arrived at Tokyo (Takeshiba Terminal) at 19:40 pm.
Weather : cloudy
Temperature : around 25 ℃
Wind speed : around 5-6 m/s

Typhoon No.5 had appeared in the south of Japan. We expected that coming rare seabirds by the typhoon. However, the course of the typhoon was not ideal…we couldn’t see rare birds. The significant result was that Bryan’s Shearwater was observed at off Hachijo-jima ! And we felt happy that there was a flock of Storm-petrels !

Bird list

  • Black-footed Albatross 6
  • Laysan Albatross 12
  • Providence Petrel 3
  • Bonin Petrel 9
  • Streaked Shearwater +++
  • Flesh-footed Shearwater 1
  • Bryan’s Shearwater 1
  • Bulwer’s Petrel 32
  • Swinhoe’s Storm-petrel 50±
  • Leach’s Storm-petrel 10±
  • Brown Booby 3
  • Japanese Cormorant

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