Aomori — Hokkaido

Written by seabird-tanoi

Oct. 21-22, 2017 Aomori — Hokkaido

We on boarded the Silver Ferry (Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisya,LTD.).

DAY 1 :We departed Aomori (Hachinohe port) at 8:45 am and arrived at Hokkaido (Tomakomai port) at 16:00 pm.
Weather : rainy later cloudy
Temperature : around 15℃
Wind speed : around 3-8 m/s

DAY 2 :We departed Hokkaido (Tomakomai port) at 9:30 am and arrived at Aomori (Hachinohe port) at 18:00 pm.
Weather : cloudy
Temperature : around 15℃
Wind speed : around 5-8 m/s
Typhoon No.21 had formed in the south of Japan.

There was a little strong swell, and a east-north wind.
Continuing from last month, There were more Providence Petrels than we had expected.
We wanted to see Buller’s Shearwater and Red-legged Kittiwake.Buller’s Shearwater is known that common migration visitor around off Hokkaido and Northern Honshu in fall.Hiroyuki and his group had discovered that Red-legged Kittiwake can be seen at this ferry in fall.In this trip, we were able to see both species by good fortune !We were blessed with good birding friends, it was very fun trip 🙂

Bird List

  • Greater Scaup
  • Harlequin Duck
  • Black Scoter
  • Pacific Loon (5)
  • Black-footed Albatross (23)
  • Laysan Albatross (164)
  • Northern Fulmar +
  • Providence Petrel (225)
  • Streaked Shearwater +
  • Buller’s Shearwater (4)
  • Sooty Shearwater +
  • Flesh-footed Shearwater
  • Fork-tailed Storm-petrel (23)
  • Japanese Cormorant
  • Red Phalarope
  • Phalarope sp.
  • Red-legged Kittiwake (1)
  • Black-legged Kittiwake
  • Black-headed Gull 
  • Black-tailed Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Slaty-backed Gull
  • South Polar Skua (1)
  • Pomarine Skua (50)
  • Arctic Skua (2+)
  • Rhinoceros Auklet (17)
  • Black Kite
  • Japanese Sparrowhawk ? (1: attacked by Peregrine Falcon)
  • Eurasian Sparrowhawk  (1)
  • Peregrine Falcon  (1)
  • Carrion Crow
  • Eurasian Skylark
  • Common Reed Bunting 

Leave a Reply

メールアドレスが公開されることはありません。 * が付いている欄は必須項目です