Welcome to Seabirding!

We offer pelagic trips from Hatteras, North Carolina to explore our near shore, dynamic ecosystem formed by the combination of the Continental Shelf edge & the Gulf Stream Current.

Our trips on May 26, 27, 28, & June 2 are full (5/23/18), & June 8 has 2 spaces open (5/21/2018). **We have TWO SPACES open on Friday May 25 (5/23/18)!  Call or email Kate if interested – (252)473-9163 cahow1101@gmail.com

There are still plenty of dates to choose from! Read the Spring Blitz Primer at the blog

Summer / Fall Schedule is UP!  Click here for the page!

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Spring is the best time to see Fea’s Petrel here off Hatteras

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We saw Great Skua on all seven of our trips this winter!

All trip reports since 2012 are up on our blog (click the link on the menu bar above to see photos from hundreds of trips)

SWINHOE’S STORM-PETREL June 9, 2017!!  Our third record here in early June. Report and images HERE!!

The 2017 Spring Blitz found a great diversity of seabirds despite more westerly wind than usual!  We ended up with 12 species of tubenose, including Trindade & Fea’s Petrel plus European Storm-Petrel!  We also saw Red-billed Tropicbird, Brown Booby, Brown Noddy, and many Bridled Terns, which are usually more scarce in spring.  Plus all three jaegers and a South Polar Skua!  Not to mention the NINE species of cetaceans…

Click on the species name to read the blog post about that trip!

**EUROPEAN STORM-PETREL on May 21, 2017 trip!  Photo by Brian Patteson!  Read about the trip here!

European Storm-Petrel May 21, 2017 by Brian Patteson

European Storm-Petrel May 21, 2017 by Brian Patteson

White-faced Storm-Petrel below by Kate Sutherland – read about the August 28, 2016 trip!

We saw this bird just over the shelf break on August 28, 2016

We saw this bird just over the shelf break on August 28, 2016

European Storm-Petrel below by Brian Patteson – two sightings later than usual in 2016- read about the June 10, 2016 & July 29, 2016 trips!

European Storm-Petrel

If you would like some help with birding on land while you are on the Outer Banks, try getting in touch with Jeff Lewis in Manteo.  His email address is jlewisbirds@gmail.com and he would love to take you birding

Photo taken with a GoPro from a kite on one of our Spring 2013 trips.  by Seabird McKeon

Bird’s eye view of SP II taken with a GoPro from a kite on one of our Spring 2013 trips. by Seabird McKeon

February 22, 2014 Yellow-nosed Albatross four miles off Avon, NC.  Photo by Brian Patteson

February 22, 2014 Yellow-nosed Albatross four miles off Avon, NC. Photo by Brian Patteson