Aomori—Hokkaido

Written by seabird-tanoi

Feb 10-11, 2018 Aomori—Hokkaido

We onboarded 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 : cloudy with occasional rainy and snowy
Temperature : around 1~5℃
Wind speed : around 5-10 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 and then snowy
Temperature : around -2~2℃
Wind speed : around 2-10 m/s

The Auks’s season came in!
Winters in North Japan are very cold, but seabirds are very powerful!

Bird List

  • Eurasian Wigeon
  • Greater Scaup
  • Harlequin Duck
  • Black Scoter
  • White-winged Scoter
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Red-necked Grebe
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Loon sp. (1)
  • Laysan Albatross (1)
  • Northern Fulmar (38)
  • Great Cormorant
  • Japanese Cormorant
  • Red Phalarope (1)
  • Black-legged Kittiwake
  • Black-tailed Gull
  • Mew Gull
  • Glaucous Gull
  • Slaty-backed Gull
  • Pomarine Skua (1)
  • Brunnich’s Guillemot (174)
  • Ancient Murrelet (339)
  • Parakeet Auklet (1)
  • Least Auklet (24)
  • Crested Auklet (405)
  • Rhinoceros Auklet (25)
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Carrion Crow

Others

  • Northern Fur Seal
  • Dall’s Porpoise
  • Whale sp.

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