The first Short-tailed Albatross was spotted by Mike Toochin and all birds were found on Clayquot Canyon with 400 Black-footed Albatross behind a trawler.
The birds stayed with the boat in close proximity (as close as 10 feet away) and allowed for great photos. The birds were present for the full 5 hours the birders were at the canyon.
Exact GPS location of birds HERE
This is the 45th record for the province of BC.
(the actual number of sightings is likely higher than what is reported by birders).
|Banded (R) Short-tailed Albatross off Tofino - Photo: Melissa Hafting|
|2 out of 3 Short-tailed Albatrosses off Tofino - Photo: Melissa Hafting|
|Short-tailed Albatross off Tofino - Photos: Melissa Hafting|
|Short-tailed Albatross off Tofino - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev|