TROPICAL Open Ocean
birds

The sparse birds of the largest ecosystem on the planet...

Family Laridae: Terns and Gulls

Onychoprion anaethetus, 'Bridled Tern' (Palau).

Family Phaethonitidae: Tropicbirds

Phaethon lepturus, 'White-tailed Tropicbird' (Palau).

'White-tailed Tropicbird' in the surface of the water (Palau).


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.