Tokyo—Ogasawara Is.

Written by seabird-tanoi

Sep. 14-19 2018, Tokyo – Chichi-jima – Haha-jima (Ogasawara Is.).

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

Tokyo (Takeshiba Terminal) at 11:00 am Sep. 14 → Chichi-jima (Ogasawara Is.) at 11:00 am Sep. 15
Chichi-jima (Ogasawara Is.) at 12:00 am Sep. 15 → Haha-jima (Ogasawara Is.) at 14:00 am Sep. 15
Sep. 15-18 : Stayed in Haha-jima
Haha-jima at 12:00 am Sep. 18 → Chichi-jima at 14:00 pm Sep. 18
Chichi-jima at 15:30 pm Sep. 18 → Tokyo (Takeshiba Terminal) at 15:30 pm Sep. 19

Weather : cloudy-sunny
Temperature : around 30 ℃
Wind speed : 3-10m/s (at sea)
Wave height : <2.5m

Generally, it was a very calm voyage. At off Hachijo-jima (the first day), there were strong wind and swell. The significant result was that Stejneger’s Petrel, White-necked Petrel and Bryan’s Shearwater! A White-necked Petrel looked like a Vanuatu type.

Bird list

  • Bulwer’s Petrel 201+
  • Stejneger’s Petrel 1
  • Bonin Petrel 13
  • Providence Petrel 17 
  • White-necked Petrel 1
  • Streaked Shearwater <10000
  • Wedge-tailed Shearwater <1000
  • Bryan’s Shearwater 1 
  • Bannerman’s Shearwater 4
  • Leach’s Storm Petrel 1 
  • Swinhoe’s Storm Petrel ? 2
  • Long-tailed Jaeger 1
  • Skua sp. 3
  • Brown Booby 
  • Red-footed Booby 4
  • Sooty Tern 9
  • Common Tern 100+
  • Brown Noddy 143+
  • Red-necked Phalarope 31
  • Phalarope sp. 44+
  • Pacific Golden Plover
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Buff-breasted Sandpiper (A surprising bonus)
  • Ruff
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Japanese woodpigeon
  • Grey Heron
  • Eastern Buzzard
  • Brown-eared Bulbul
  • Blue Rock Thrush
  • Japanese Bush Warbler
  • Japanese White-eye
  • Bonin Honeyeater
  • Oriental Greenfinch

Others…

  • Common Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Pygmy Sperm Shale

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