Tokyo—Ogasawara Is.

Written by seabird-tanoi

July 27-29 2018, Tokyo – Chichi-jima (Ogasawara Islands)

We on boarded the Ogasawara-Maru (OgasawaraKaiun Co.).

We departed fromTokyo (Takeshiba Terminal) at 11:00 am July 27. And arrived at Chichi-jima (Ogasawara Islands) at 12:30 am July 28. (arrived one and a half-hours late because of bad sea condition).

We departed from Chichi-jima at 15:30 pm July 28. And arrived at Tokyo (Takeshiba Terminal) at 15:30 pm July 29. 
Weather : cloudy-sunny
Temperature : around 32 ℃
Wind speed : >15 m/s
Wave height : 2-4m

Typhoon No.12 had appeared in the south of Japan.
We expected that coming rare seabirds by the typhoon.
The significant result was that Black-winged, Kermadec, White-necked Petrel and White Tern !
And fortunately, we could observe a Swhinoe’s Storm Petrel at close by our ship!!

Bird list

  • Black-footed Albatross 1
  • Laysan Albatross 3
  • Bulwer’s Petrel 385+
  • Black-winged Petrel 1
  • Bonin Petrel 168+
  • Kermadec Petrel 2
  • Providence Petrel 2
  • White-necked Petrel 6
  • Streaked Shearwater <10000
  • Wedge-tailed Shearwater <1000
  • Bannerman’s Shearwater 3
  • Bryan’s Shearwater 1 (I couldn’t see… 🙁
  • Wilson’s Storm Petrel 2
  • Swhinoe’s Storm Petrel 1
  • Storm Petrel sp. 5
  • Long-tailed Jaeger 1
  • Skua sp. 1
  • Brown Booby 70+
  • Red-footed Booby 5
  • Crested Tern 1
  • Sooty Tern 17
  • Common Tern 3
  • Brown Noddy 20+
  • White Tern 5
  • Pacific Golden Plover
  • Snipe sp.
  • Brown-eared Bulbul
  • Japanese Bush Warbler
  • Japanese White-eye

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