The Laysan Albatross, Black-footed Albatross
, and the Short-tailed Albatross can be found on the island.
Albatross takes (Laysan albatross, Phoebastria immutabilis; black-footed albatross
, Phoebastria nigripes; and short-tailed albatross combined) declined from 1,051 birds per year during 1993-2000 to 185 birds per year during 2002-06 (Fig.
Levels of the metal's toxic organic form, methylmercury, have been increasing in the black-footed albatross
for more than a century, research has shown.
(Phoebastria nigripes) and 11 other species of seabirds have been observed at Kaena Point NAR and, with continued habitat restoration and mammalian predator control, some of these species may recolonize the main Hawaiian Islands.
Present status and epidemiological investigation of Carios (Ornithodoros) capensis in the colony of the black-footed albatross
Diomedea nigripes on Tori-shima, Izu Islands, Japan [in Japanese].
Midway makes up one of the Western-most coral outcrops of the Hawaiian Islands, and is an important bird sanctuary serving as home to the largest nesting colony of Laysan and black-footed albatross
in the world.
One species in particular, the black-footed albatross
, has recently joined the list of species that may become extinct in the near future because so many are being killed by longliners.
marila/affinis Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Black-footed Albatross
Pheobastria nigripes Shearwater sp.
The Oregon Coast will be the first birding trail in the country to offer pelagic sites, accessible only by boat to view seagoing birds such as the black-footed albatross
, sooty shearwater and fork-tailed storm-petrel - "birds you'll never see standing on the mainland," Grafe said.
Available estimates for total albatross mortality in North Pacific pelagic longline fisheries, along with population modeling experiments on the Black-footed Albatross
, highlight the concern that mortality in longline fisheries threatens the existence of Black-footed Albatrosses
and may pose a significant threat to the other North Pacific albatross species.