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.

*WEATHER UPDATE*    We are keeping an eye on the weather for Friday May 26 & will keep you posted!  It is likely Brian will make a decision in the morning!  Thank you!

** May 27 is FULL (5/23/2017), May 28, 2017 is FULL (3/31/2017), May 29 has 1 space left (5/18/2017) June 1, 2, & 3 are FULL (5/18/2017) **

We have some awesome leaders joining us this spring – Ned Brinkley, George Armistead, Dave Shoch, Steve Howell, Seabird McKeon, Lev Frid, Peter Flood, Ed Corey, & Chloe Walker!  Sage Church will be helping us as a junior leader, and Brian Patteson & Kate Sutherland will be on every trip!

2017 Spring Blitz Schedule is up on the Gulf Stream 2017 page along with the rest of the summer!! 

**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 – read about the June 10, 2016 & July 29, 2016 trips!

European Storm-Petrel

Subadult Brown Booby July 25, 2015 photo below by George Armistead

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WOW – Bermuda Petrel May 25, 2015!  Around the boat for long period of time!  Photos & trip report for this, and other Spring Blitz trips, are on our blog – click on link above!!

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

Photo 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